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This issue of the ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) covers the period 14-17 May 2023 and includes updates on Legionnaires’ disease, avian or animal influenza (H5), MDR S.Typhi, Marburg virus disease and antifungal-resistant Trichophyton indotineae.
Infection with Salmonella spp. is the second most reported zoonotic disease in humans with 60 050 reported cases in 2021 in the European Union (EU) and Salmonella is associated with the highest number of foodborne outbreaks. The overall EU trend of salmonellosis incidence for the years 2017 to 2021 have not changed significantly. To prevent foodborne diseases such as salmonellosis, human surveillance systems at different levels are essential to monitor the disease and to have an early detection and response to outbreaks.
Since June 2017, a persistent cross-border outbreak of Salmonella Virchow ST16 has been ongoing in five EU/EEA countries, the UK, and the US, according to a Rapid Outbreak Assessment released by ECDC and EFSA today.
Since June 2017, a cross-border outbreak of Salmonella Virchow ST16 has been ongoing in five EU/EEA countries, the UK, and the US. A total of 210 cases have been reported. No deaths have been reported. A majority of cases have been linked to local restaurants serving kebab meat.