BSFM 2022 - International outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium linked to a chocolate factory in 2022: Belgian findings

Last updated on 13-12-2023 by Laurence Delbrassinne

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Introduction A multi-country outbreak caused by monophasic Salmonella Typhimurium is presented. A link with chocolate products from a Belgian factory was established by epidemiological, microbiological and traceback investigations. Whole genome sequencing (WGS) analysis of human and food isolates revealed the presence of two clusters:  HC5_296366 (cluster 1) and HC5_298160 (cluster 2).  The investigation of the outbreak as well as  measures taken are presented. Materials and Methods Probable and confirmed cases were identified using ECDC case definitions. Raw materia…

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