More details about the impact of seven kinds of foodborne infections in Europe in 2022 have been released.

The reports cover Campylobacter, Salmonella, Yersinia, Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC), Listeria, Shigella, and Hepatitis A. They were published by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).

Listeria and STEC are

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More details have been shared about a major E. coli outbreak linked to salad and other past incidents in the United Kingdom.

Presentations at the European Scientific Conference on Applied Infectious Disease Epidemiology (ESCAIDE) covered a large E. coli outbreak in the UK and other epidemics caused by Shigella and Salmonella.

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Belgian authorities have temporarily closed an events venue linked to more than 50 Shigella infections.

The Federal Agency for the Safety of the Food Chain (FASFC) and the Flemish Departement Zorg reported that over recent weekends, people had been infected with Shigella after attending the Zandberghoeve venue in Beernem. The

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A government program has found that foodborne illnesses have increased to pre-pandemic levels.

In a preliminary report, the Foodborne Diseases Active Surveillance Network (FoodNet) says that enteric infections from food have returned to or exceed levels logged from 2016-2018.

FoodNet is made up of public health staff from the U.S.

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An outbreak of infections from Shigella linked to a Texas restaurant has grown to include 60 patients.

The ongoing outbreak is being investigated by the Texas Department of State Health Services and is centered in Hallettsville, which is the county seat of Lavaca County, TX. Reports from the area say

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Health officials in Texas are investigating an outbreak of infections from Shigella bacteria.

The Texas Department of State Health Services for Public Health Region 8 is reporting the outbreak in Lavaca County but has not released the number of sick people involved.

Public health officers are interviewing sick people and

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The CDC is warning about a steep increase in the number of infections from antibiotic-resistant infections from Shigella, which is often foodborne.

In a health advisory from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Health Alert Network (HAN), it was revealed that 5 percent of Shigella infections, known as Shigellosis

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