Infectious Diseases 2021

Infectious Diseases 2021

Sweden: Increase cases of campylobacter

24 August, 2021

Since the end of July, the number of people infected with campylobacter has been high, with between 160 and 200 reported cases per week. The increase has been seen throughout the country and in all age groups. The period has been preceded by an increased proportion of broiler flocks carried on campylobacter (Swedish Veterinary Institute (SVA). Previous studies have shown that cases of disease are often linked to raw chicken meat, which makes it likely that increased prevalence of campylobacter in chicken flocks is the cause.

Source: folkhalsomyndigheten