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Rare Salmonella Strain Sickens 18 in Norway

At least 18 people across Norway have fallen ill with a rare strain of Salmonella, according to the Norwegian Institute of Public Health.

The strain, Salmonella Coeln, infected three children and 15 adults. Each year for the past 10 years, Norway has seen zero to three cases of illness from this particular strain.

Norwegian health authorities are currently investigating the cause of the outbreak.

Norwegian counties where patients fell ill include Buskerud, Oslo, Rogaland, Akershus, Nordland, Oppland, Troms, Vestfold, Hordaland, Vest-Agder and Østfold.

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  • Dr. Rob Stuart

    And I thought that the Europeans didn’t get sick since they don’t use antibiotics in animal feeds. The only way to avoid food-borne organisms is to completely sterilize all food at the manufacturer.

    • John Mark Carter

      Good point. But some people believe food should be a natural, living, even spiritual thing. So, how can we distribute biodynamic raw RTE foods to wealthy vegans, AND protect our vulnerable children and grandparents with sterile food, AND feed the poor and hungry of the growing world a humane diet?