Infectious Diseases 2018

Infectious Diseases 2018

Salmonella and Australian eggs

5 July, 2018

National salmonella infection rate in Australia is down nearly 20 per cent, from a gut-churning high point in 2016. Raw and runny eggs are commonly linked to salmonellosis infections.
Australian Eggs says efforts up and down the food chain are reflected in Federal Health data showing a 3000-case drop in salmonellosis infections over two years to 2017-18. Infections reached a peak of 17,565 for 2015-2016 across Australia but fell to 14,368 in 2017-18. Reports haven't been completely rosy at a state with Western Australia, for example, reporting salmonella cases as more than double the five-year average in 2017.