Scientists have traced the source of a multi-year Listeria outbreak in Finland to ready-to-eat, plant-based food products, including fava beans.

Six cases were reported to the Finnish Infectious Diseases Registry between 2015 and 2019. Patient interviews and hospital menus were used to target traceback investigations of implicated foods. In 2021

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A study has added to evidence of the risk posed by contaminated raw pet food to human health.

Researchers investigated whether dog food, including raw meat-based diets (RMBD), available in Portugal can be a source of Salmonella or other Enterobacteriaceae strains resistant to last-line antibiotics such as colistin.

Since 2020, there have been more

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Researchers have shared details on one of the largest national Salmonella outbreaks in Sweden that was likely caused by produce.

The Salmonella Typhimurium outbreak involved more than 100 confirmed cases in Sweden, and other infections were recorded in Finland, the United Kingdom, Denmark, and Norway.

109 cases with symptom onset between Sept.

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Researchers have highlighted how international coordination played a role in solving a multi-country Salmonella outbreak linked to melons from Honduras.

Scientists said information sharing and harmonized data collection helped make the best use of limited resources to solve the outbreak during the Coronavirus pandemic.

Danish authorities reported a cluster of

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An outbreak of foodborne botulism in France has highlighted the effectiveness of using credit card data to identify potential patients, according to researchers.

In September 2023, a botulism outbreak affecting 15 people occurred in Bordeaux during the Rugby World Cup. Sick people came from Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Spain, the

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According to researchers, at least two patients in a botulism outbreak in France remain in hospital.

The study covered eight individuals from four countries admitted to the intensive care unit at Bordeaux University Hospital, where six required invasive mechanical ventilation. Cases reported consuming locally produced canned sardines at a Tchin

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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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Researchers have estimated that around 7,500 Yersinia enterocolitica infections may go undiagnosed in England annually.

Findings suggest a considerable number of yersiniosis cases are not recorded. The apparently low amount is probably due to a lack of laboratory testing, said experts.

Scientists examined data on Yersinia cases in England between 1975 and 2020 to

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