A hepatitis A outbreak linked to frozen berries has sickened almost 60 people in Germany across two years.

A total of 55 sequence-confirmed cases and four probable infections have been identified from 10 federal states, according to the Robert Koch Institut (RKI).

In January 2022, RKI was informed about eight

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German officials appear to have solved a multi-year Listeria outbreak.

Robert Koch Institute (RKI) scientists assigned 11 notified listeriosis patients to the incident. Despite the risk of Listeria from smoked or graved salmon being known for some time, data shows contamination still exists in production facilities and outbreaks are ongoing

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Surveillance of certain bacterial pathogens was maintained in Germany despite a reduction in sample submissions during the first part of the Coronavirus pandemic, according to the Robert Koch-Institut.

In March 2020, infection control measures were taken in Germany to deal with COVID-19. By August, the number of reported salmonellosis cases

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