Nationwide outbreak of Salmonella enterica serotype 4,12:i:- infections in France, linked to dried pork sausage, March-May 2010

A. Bone, H. Noel, S. le Hello, N. Pihier, C. Danan, M. E. Raguenaud, S. Salah, H. Bellali, V. Vaillant, F. X. Weill, N. Jourdan-da Silva

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Abstract

In May 2010, a nationwide excess of infections with the specific monophasic variant Salmonella enterica serotype 4,12:i:- was investigated in France. Subtyping with multilocus variable number of tandem repeats analysis revealed a distinct epidemic strain within this excess. Epidemiological investigations identified a dried pork sausage sold by a particular chain of supermarkets as the likely vehicle of transmission. The suspected batches have been withdrawn and recalled.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages3
JournalEurosurveillance
Volume15
Issue number24
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2010
Externally publishedYes

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