Infectious Diseases 2018

Infectious Diseases 2018

Salmonella in Scotland, 2017

14 March, 2018

During 2017, the Scottish Salmonella, Shigella and Clostridium difficile Reference Laboratory (SSSCDRL) reported 838 cases of human non-typhoidal Salmonella to Health Protection Scotland, which is very similar to 2016 when there were 839 reports, this had followed an increase in reports since 2014 when there had been 717 reports.
There were 247 reports of Salmonella Enteritidis in 2017 compared with 362 in 2016, a decrease of 32%. Despite the decline S. Enteritidis remains the most common serogroup accounting for 29% of reports in 2017.
Reports of Salmonella Typhimurium increased in 2017 by 42%, with 182 reports, compared to 128 in 2016, and remains the second most commonly reported serogroup accounting for 22%. 
In Scotland, the overall rate of Salmonella infection was 15.5 per 100,000 population - the same as the rate in 2016. 
In 2017 there were eight general outbreaks of Salmonella reported to ObSurv (the surveillance system for all general outbreaks of infectious intestinal disease in Scotland). This compares withseven in 2016. Five of the outbreaks reported in 2017 were part of UK outbreaks.