Sweden: Salmonella Agona outbreak investigated

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Since November 1, 26 people in Sweden have been confirmed to be infected with the bacteria Salmonella agona. Whole genome sequencing (analysis of the bacteria’s genetic material) showed that the disease cases carried the same strain as Salmonella Agona and were therefore suspected of being infected from a common source.

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The cases, aged 3-86 years (mean = 32 years), were from 12 different regions in Sweden and 15 of the affected were women. The strain of the Salmonella agona outbreak was identified in A The number of disease cases in Norway.

Work is being done to identify the source of the infection, which is suspected to be widespread food in both Sweden and Norway, in cooperation between infection control units, the Swedish Food Agency and the Norwegian Public Health Agency, as well as with the Norwegian authorities.

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