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Human botulism is rare in France but levels have remained stable in recent years, according to a study.

Botulism is a notifiable disease in the country through a case-based passive surveillance system. All reports of human botulism are recorded by health authorities through Santé Publique France and cases are confirmed by

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Two Salmonella outbreaks were linked to dried sausages produced around the same time by one company in France, according to a study.

The outbreaks affected 44 people who consumed dried pork sausages contaminated by two different types of Salmonella. 

Salmonella Bovismorbificans infected a total of 33 people from September to November 2020

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A plant-based cheese brand has been linked to five serious Listeria infections in France.

The five cases of listeriosis include four pregnant women who gave birth prematurely. They were infected with the same type of Listeria and reported symptoms between April and December 2022. No related deaths have been reported.

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Scientists have looked at Campylobacter in France over the past two decades.

Campylobacter surveillance involves Santé publique France, the National Reference Center for Campylobacter and Helicobacter, the General Directorate for Food (DGAL), the General Directorate for Concurrence, Consumption and Fraud Control (DGCCRF), the National Reference Laboratory for Campylobacter and medical

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France and the United Kingdom have the most patients in the Ferrero chocolate Salmonella outbreak that has sickened almost 450 people.

The UK has 122 monophasic Salmonella Typhimurium patients.

Santé publique France reported that as of June 2, there were 118 sick people in the country. This is up from
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