ESCAIDE 2022 Oral presentation: International outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium linked to a chocolate factory in 2022: Belgian findings

Last updated on 6-1-2023 by Valeska Laisnez

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Background Mid-February 2022, the United Kingdom reported via EpiPulse a cluster of monophasic Salmonella Typhimurium infections. Epidemiological and traceback investigations revealed a multi-country outbreak linked to chocolate products from a Belgian factory of an international brand. Microbiological investigations indicated two clusters:  HC5_296366 (cluster 1) and HC5_298160 (cluster 2).  We assessed the extent of the outbreak in Belgium and took measures to limit further spread. Methods Probable and confirmed cases were identified using ECDC case definitions. Case-in…

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