Infectious Diseases 2018

Infectious Diseases 2018

Salmonellosis in Denmark

4 October, 2018

Human infections with Salmonella were at similar level in 2017 with 1,067 cases compared to the 1,074 cases in 2016. The two most common strains were S. Typhimurium, including monophasic strains, and S. Enteritidis, with incidences of 5.0/100,000 inhabitants and 3.9/100,000 inhabitants, respectively.
The monophasic S. Typhimurium strains were reported in animals and humans more often than non-monophasic strains. In animals, S. Typhimurium was found in all types of sources except Danish and imported beef, while S. Enteritidis was found in Danish pork batches, broiler and layer flocks, as well as imported duck and broiler meat.
In 2016, S. Enteritidis was only found in imported duck and broiler meat. In total, 63 foodborne outbreaks with 1,151 patients were reported in 2017.