Rapid Risk Assessment: Cluster of new Salmonella serotype cases in four EU Member States, 20 March 2017

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European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. Cluster of new Salmonella serotype cases with antigenic formula 11:z41:enz15 in four EU Member States – 20 March 2017, Stockholm, 2017.

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​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.