Ten probable cases of foodborne botulism have been reported in France, according to regional health authorities.

An American is believed to be among those affected and one person has died.

The Nouvelle Aquitaine Regional Health Authority (ARS) reported that six people are being treated at Bordeaux University Hospital for various

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French researchers have found out more about how the foodborne pathogen Listeria monocytogenes gets into the brain.

Listeria monocytogenes is responsible for listeriosis, a severe foodborne illness that can lead to a central nervous system infection called neurolisteriosis. This infection is fatal in 30 percent of cases, said researchers.

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French authorities are investigating 50 Salmonella infections to see if they are related while they try to find a common source.

The National Reference Center (CNR) for Salmonella at the Institut Pasteur has identified 50 cases of salmonellosis with very similar genetic characteristics since June.

Sante publique France and the
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Andalusian authorities have allocated €100,000 (U.S. $113,000) for research to learn from the region’s Listeria outbreak in 2019. The project will focus on the epidemiological, microbiological and clinical analysis of the listeriosis outbreak, according to the Ministry of Health and Families in Andalusia.

The outbreak from “La Mecha” brand chilled
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Salmonella has affected 13 people in France with a link to consuming a brand of raw milk cheese.

They have been infected with the same strain of Salmonella Dublin, according to the National Reference Center for Salmonella at the Institut Pasteur.

Santé publique France and the General Directorate of Food
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Almost 50 people are ill in France as part of a foodborne outbreak linked to eating a brand of unpasteurized, raw milk sheep’s cheese.

A spokeswoman from Santé publique France told Food Safety News that Salmonella Enteritidis was responsible for 49 illnesses and one person needed hospital treatment.

Those ill
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Scientists have found the virulence of Listeria differs depending on the food type, discovering that dairy products are contaminated with the most virulent bacteria.

Researchers from the Pasteur Institute, the French National Institute of Health and Medical Research (Inserm), and the University of Paris said the discovery paves the way
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