Emerging Infectious Diseases

Scientists have suggested that outbreaks from edible snail consumption may be going undetected in Cameroon.

Researchers detected Campylobacter, Yersinia, Listeria, Salmonella, and Shiga toxin-producing E. coli in snails in Cameroon. African land snails are a source of food for many people in sub-Saharan Africa because of their protein.

In Cameroon

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Listeriosis incidence in Germany is higher than all neighboring countries except Denmark, according to a study.

Researchers analyzed mandatory notification data on invasive listeriosis cases in Germany from 2010 to 2019 to describe time trends, case-fatality rates, demographic distribution, clinical and diagnostic characteristics, and geographic trends.

In total, 5,576 listeriosis
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Researchers have looked at patterns in sporadic Shiga toxin–producing E. coli (STEC) infections in Ireland.

The Republic of Ireland often reports the highest annual incidence rates of STEC in the European Union. There is a high proportion of sporadic STEC infections and they are often associated with environmental exposures.

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Bacon and other cured pork meats have been identified as risk factors for hepatitis E virus (HEV) in England by researchers.

They found consuming bacon, cured pork meats, and pigs’ liver were significantly associated with HEV infection, confirming previous links to processed pork products.

Scientists investigated risk factors for HEV
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A multi-year Listeria outbreak in Switzerland that killed 10 people was linked to pasteurized cheese products, according to a study.

The incident highlights the risk for recontamination of cheese during manufacturing and emphasizes the need for routine sampling of products, manufacturing equipment, and the production environment, said researchers in the
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