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Two Salmonella Outbreaks in EU May Have Had Common Source

Missing link points to need for stronger surveillance, say EU health officials

Between July and September of 2009, health officials in Hungary noted an unusually high number of Salmonella Goldcoast infections in the country. In October, they sent an inquiry to Europe’s disease tracking system to see whether this rare strain of Salmonella had surfaced in any other countries. The results showed that Italy too had seen… Continue Reading

Officials Tracking Outbreak of Rare Salmonella Strain in Seven EU States

Turkeys suspected as source of bacteria

European Union health officials are investigating an ongoing outbreak of Salmonella Stanley that has sickened over 400 people in seven member countries. While S. Stanley infections are rare outside of Southeast Asia and usually appear only among those who have traveled there, this outbreak is thought to have originated in poultry – probably turkey –… Continue Reading