Rapid risk assessment: Multi-country outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis phagetype 8, MLVA type 2-9-7-3-2 infections. 6 September 2016

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European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. Multi-country outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis phagetype 8 MLVA type 2-9-7-3-2 infections – first update, 5 September 2016. ECDC: Stockholm; 2016.

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​A multi-country outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis (phage type 8 with multiple-locus variable-number tandem repeat analysis profile 2-9-7-3-2) was analysed with whole genome sequencing methods. Despite the genetic characterisation of the pathogen, outbreak investigators have not been able to determine the source of the outbreak. 

Since May 2016, six EU/EEA countries have reported a total of 16 confirmed and 131 probable cases.
ECDC will continue supporting WGS for a selected number of isolates, regardless of travel history.