Multi-country outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis sequence type (ST)11 infections

15 February 2022

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The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) has reported a 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 and by 11 January 2022, 272 confirmed cases had been reported in five EU and EEA countries and the UK, with the majority occurring in France. In total, two deaths were recorded in adult men, 25 people were hospitalised, and 60 cases reported consumption of eggs or egg products.

Source: ECDC, 8 February 2022