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Cluster of new Salmonella serotype cases in four EU Member States

20 Mar 2017
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Abstract
​Since March 2016, four EU Member States have reported a total of 40 cases of a new Salmonella serotype with an antigenic formula which has never been described before. 
 
Pulsed-Field Gel Electrophoresis (PFGE) and Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS) have confirmed the genetic closeness of the Salmonella isolates, suggesting a common source of infection.
 
This risk assessment discusses the suspected vehicle of infection and assesses the threat to public health in the European Union/European Economic Area.
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