Infectious Diseases 2020

Infectious Diseases 2020

Campylobacter outbreak in Denmark

Source: Food Safety News 16 January, 2020

Almost 90 people are part of an outbreak in Denmark from Campylobacter after eating chicken meat from one slaughterhouse. Campylobacter jejuni sequence type 122 was identified in patients by whole genome sequencing. This type was also found in chicken meat from one slaughterhouse belonging to HKScan in Vinderup, a town in Northwestern Jutland. Products from this site are sold at all the major Danish retail chains.
Between February 2019 and Jan. 9, 2020, 88 patients with the same type of Campylobacter have been identified. Among the sick were 35 women and 53 men aged 2 to 91 years old. The outbreak appears to be declining with fewer infections toward the end of 2019.