Rapid Outbreak Assessment: Multi-country outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis sequence type (ST)11 infections linked to eggs and egg products
On 2 September 2021, France reported an increase in Salmonella Enteritidis ST11 infections. By 11 January 2022, 272 confirmed cases had been reported in five European Union/European Economic Area (EU/EEA) countries and the United Kingdom (UK): Denmark (n=3), France (n=216), the Netherlands (n=12), Norway (n=7), Spain (n=22), and the UK (n=12) in 2021. Two deaths were recorded in adult men. Twenty-five cases were hospitalised. Sixty cases reported consumption of eggs/egg products.
Eleventh external quality assessment scheme for Salmonella typing
This report presents the results of the 11th round of the external quality assessment (EQA-11) scheme for typing of Salmonella enterica subsp. enterica organised for the national public health national reference laboratories (NPHRLs) in ECDC’s Food- and Waterborne Diseases and Zoonoses network (FWD-Net) managed by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). The EQA-11 scheme was arranged by the Section for Foodborne Infections at the Statens Serum Institut (SSI) in Denmark.
Rapid Outbreak Assessment: Multi-country outbreak of multiple Salmonella enterica serotypes linked to imported sesame based products
Since January 2019, 121 cases of Salmonella enterica infections with six different serotypes linked to sesame-based products have been reported in five EU/EEA countries.
Salmonellosis outbreak linked to imported sesame-based products
Five European countries have reported salmonellosis infections linked to the consumption of sesame-based products, such as tahini and halva, imported from Syria.
Multi-country outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis sequence type (ST)11 infections linked to poultry products in the EU/EEA and the United Kingdom
Between May 2018 and December 2020, 193 human cases of Salmonella Enteritidis sequence type (ST)11 were reported in Denmark (2), Finland (4), France (33), Germany (6), Ireland (12), the Netherlands (3), Poland (5), Sweden (6), and the United Kingdom (UK) (122). One in five cases was hospitalised. One death was reported. Fifty percent of the cases were children ≤ 18 years. The most recent case was reported by the UK in December 2020.
Concordance of SNP-and allele-based typing workflows in the context of a large-scale international Salmonella enteritidis outbreak investigation
Coipan, C.E., Dallman, T.J., Brown, D., Hartman, H., van der Voort, M., van den Berg, R.R., Palm, D., Kotila, S., van Wijk, T., Franz, E.
Rapid outbreak assessment: Multi-country outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis infections linked to eggs - Third update
A multi-country outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis, delineated by whole genome sequencing (WGS), linked to eggs, has been ongoing in the EU/EEA for several years. From 1 February 2017 to 14 January 2020, 15 EU/EEA countries reported 656 confirmed cases and 202 probable cases.
An international outbreak of Salmonella enterica serotype Enteritidis linked to eggs from Poland: a microbiological and epidemiological study
Pijnacker, R., Dallman, T.J., Tijsma, A.S.L., Hawkins, G., Larkin, L., Kotila, S.M., Amore, G., Amato, E., Suzuki, P.M., Denayer, S., Klamer, S., Pászti, J., McCormick, J., Hartman, H., Hughes, G.J., Brandal, L.C.T., Brown, D., Mossong, J., Jernberg, C., Müller, L., Palm, D., Severi, E., Gołębiowska, J., Hunjak, B., Owczarek, S., Le Hello, S., Garvey, P., Mooijman, K., Friesema, I.H.M., van der Weijden, C., van der Voort, M., Rizzi, V., Franz, E., Bertrand, S., Brennan, M., Browning, L., Bruce, R., Cantaert, V., Chattaway, M., Coia, J., Couper, S., Žohar Čretnik, T., Daniel, O., Dionisi, A.M., Fabre, L., Fitz-James, I., Florek, K., Florianová, M., Fox, E., Frelih, T., Grilc, E., Katalinic Jankovic, V., Jourdan, N., Karpíšková, R., van den Kerkhof, H., Kuiling, S., Kurečić Filipović, S., Laisnez, V., Lange, H., deLappes, N., Leblanc, J., Luzzi, I., Mandilara, G., Mather, H., Mattheus, W., Mellou, K., Morgan, D., de Pinna, E., Ragimbeau, C., Røed, M.H., Salmenlinna, S., Smith, R., Smith-Palmer, A., Špačková, M., Torpdahl, M., Trkov, M., Trönnberg, L., Tzani, M., Utsi, L., Wasyl, D., Weicherding, P.
Epidemiological update: Multi-country outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis infections linked to Polish eggs
Since the latest ECDC-EFSA rapid outbreak assessment published on 12 December 2017, 15 EU/EEA countries (Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Slovenia, Sweden and United Kingdom) have reported 336 confirmed, 94 probable and 3 new historical-confirmed cases associated with this ongoing multi-country outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis in the EU/EEA.