Spring onions from Egypt were likely behind a deadly E. coli outbreak in Denmark in 2021, according to researchers.

Between November and December 2021, the first recorded outbreak of enteroinvasive E. coli (EIEC) in Denmark occurred. A total of 88 sick people, including 58 women, with a median age of 52 and

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Scottish health officials have admitted the surveillance of foodborne outbreaks suffered due to the pressures of the COVID-19 pandemic.

In a report on gastrointestinal and zoonotic pathogens for 2020 and 2021, only outbreaks involving Public Health Scotland (PHS) are covered. Officials said as surveillance had lapsed, it was not a

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Famous Anthony’s “About Us” Page in its website tells the story of a family run, Roanoke institution that has been taken to its knees in bankruptcy because one employee was not vaccinated against hepatitis A. Sadder still are the 50 customers sickened, some so severely that they

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Salmonella caused the most outbreaks and outbreak-related illnesses but Listeria was behind the most deaths in Europe in 2021, according to a new report.

Salmonella accounted for almost 20 percent of all outbreaks. The top sources of salmonellosis outbreaks were eggs, egg products, and mixed foods, which are meals composed

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