A long-lasting outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium U323 associated with several pork products, Denmark, 2010

Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article – Annual report year: 2012

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This paper shows that control of foodborne disease outbreaks may be challenging even after establishing the source of infection. An outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium U323 infections occurred in Denmark from March to September 2010, involving 172 cases. Before the detection of human cases, several positive isolates of the outbreak strain had been found in a particular pig slaughterhouse and thus early traceback, investigation and control measures were possible. Several batches of pork and pork products were recalled and the slaughterhouse was closed twice for disinfection. No single common food item was identified as the outbreak source, but repeated isolation of the outbreak strain from the slaughterhouse environment and in pork and products as well as patient interviews strongly suggested different pork products as the source of infection. Furthermore, a matched case-control study identified a specific ready-to-eat spreadable pork sausage (teewurst) as the source of a sub-outbreak (matched odds ratio 17, 95% confidence interval 2·1–130).
Original languageEnglish
JournalEpidemiology and Infection
Publication date2013
Volume141
Issue2
Pages260-268
Number of pages9
ISSN0950-2688
DOIs
StatePublished
CitationsWeb of Science® Times Cited: 1

Keywords

  • Epidemiology, Foodborne infections, Outbreaks, Salmonella (Typhimurium), Salmonella typing
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