The number of Salmonella cases in England has returned to pre-COVID-19 pandemic levels and 11 outbreaks were reported in 2022.

Salmonella Enteritidis went back to being the most frequently reported serovar and Salmonella Typhimurium infections also increased, said the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA).

In 2022, there were 8,125 Salmonella

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Researchers say current guidance on excluding children with E. coli from childcare does not need to be changed despite the recording of more non-O157 cases.

According to the researchers, excluding children with Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) until the pathogen is microbiologically clear disrupts families, education, and earnings.

Scientists examined

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The number of Cryptosporidium outbreaks involving an agency of the UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) increased in 2023.

The Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) assisted with investigations into seven Cryptosporidium parvum outbreaks linked to an animal origin. Five were in England and two were in

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Researchers have looked into possible reasons for Scotland recording more E. coli O157 infections than England and Wales.

Based on yearly reports from public health agencies, the rate of clinical E. coli O157 infection is higher in Scotland.

Results from national cattle surveys in Scotland, England, and Wales in 2014 and 2015

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