Infectious Diseases 2019

Infectious Diseases 2019

Salmonella enteritidis outbreak in Austria

16 August, 2019

235 people in Austria have contracted Salmonella Enteritidis with the Multi Locus Variable-Number Tandem Repeat (MLVA) pattern 3-10-5-4-1 since mid-June. The source was identified as eggs from Poland.
Authorities in Austria have withdrawn the eggs still in circulation, implicated products have also been recalled by wholesalers and destroyed.
Based on a Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF) alert, eggs that caused the outbreak in Austria were also sent to Czech Republic, Germany and Slovenia.