Most salmonella infections still come from abroad travel

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In 2014 a sum of 1,122 salmonella infections were reported among Danes, that is homogeneous to 19.9 putrescent cases per 100,000 inhabitants. The figure is in line with a prior year when a historically low series of Danes was putrescent with salmonella.

RejsendeMany travellers take infections home

In all, 48% became ill with salmonella after travelling abroad in 2014. Most of those who returned home with a travel-related infection had been to Thailand (17.5%), Turkey (15.4%) and Spain (6.4%).

Thus, unfamiliar transport is still a largest means of salmonella infections among Danes.

Salmonella illness from Danish duck meat

In a annual source comment that a National Food Institute calculates, salmonella infections were attributed Danish duck beef for a initial time given 2011. In sum 2% of a infections were estimated to be attributed this source.

“For dual decades Danish producers, authorities and researchers have successfully worked tough to make uninformed duck salmonella-free. It is not authorised to sell uninformed beef from Danish chickens if a group is certain for salmonella. There will always be a tiny risk that certain uninformed beef goes underneath a notice radar and creates a approach to store refrigerators. This is because it is critical to continue to have a tighten monitoring,” Senior Academic Officer Birgitte Helwigh from a National Food Institute says.

The initial salmonella conflict from Danish eggs for 5 years has also been purebred in 2014. “It has been 5 years given we final had a foodborne conflict caused by Danish eggs. The conflict was compared with an conflict of strident salmonella illness in a flock, that is intensely rare. The formula uncover how critical it is that producers and authorities continue to concentration on progressing a low occurrence of salmonella in a egg production,” says Birgitte Helwigh says.

Danish pig categorical source

Danish pig was a food source compared with a many infections among persons putrescent in Denmark. Overall 15% of a reported illness cases were attributed to Danish pork. There were 3 outbreaks where Danish pig was purebred as a source of infection, that contributed 4.6% of a cases.

Approximately one fifth of all salmonella cases in Denmark were not attributed to a specific food source. The reason might be that a cases were caused by dishes that were not enclosed in a salmonella source account, e.g. fruit and vegetables, or other sources of infection such as hit with stock and pets.

Other foodborne infections

With 3,782 cases purebred in 2014, campylobacter still causes a many cases of foodborne bacterial illnesses in Denmark. In 2014 a sum of 92 listeria infections were registered, that is an boost of 84% compared to a year before. The boost is especially due to an conflict in “rullepølse” (a Danish cold cut ready-to-eat speciality) with 41 reported cases.

In 2014, a sum of 60 foodborne illness outbreaks were purebred compared with 74 outbreaks a year before. An conflict is when several people turn ill from a same food source. As in prior years, norovirus caused a many outbreaks (40%). These outbreaks customarily take place in restaurants, where a sum of 363 people were putrescent in 24 of a available outbreaks.

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See a full news during a National Food Institute’s website: Annual Report on Zoonoses in Denmark 2014 (pdf). It is also probable to accept a printed news by contacting secretary Anne Jørgensen,

Source: DTU