Safety alert over CHICKEN meat as officials hunt mystery source of killer salmonella outbreak that has sickened dozens of Brits

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  • Some 335 cases of Salmonella successful 16 countries person been logged since January
  • The mostly of cases, officials said, tin beryllium linked to chickenhearted nutrient and kebabs 

By Emily Stearn, Health Reporter For Mailonline

Published: 13:34 EDT, 26 October 2023 | Updated: 14:03 EDT, 26 October 2023

Chicken nutrient and kebabs could beryllium nan root of a salmonella outbreak which has struck dozens of Brits, officials say.

At slightest 335 group crossed Europe — including 110 successful nan UK — person been sickened nether nan aforesaid outbreak. One has died.

Health chiefs are now urgently hunting for nan source, informing that much cases will apt hap until it is found.

The mostly of cases, which person affected each property groups, tin beryllium linked to chickenhearted meat, including kebabs. 

Salmonella usually causes a fever, sickness and diarrhoea which clears up successful days — but it tin beryllium fatal. 

At slightest 335 group crossed Europe — including 110 successful nan UK — person been sickened nether nan aforesaid outbreak. One has died. Health chiefs are now urgently hunting for nan source, informing that much cases will apt hap until it is found. The mostly of cases, which person affected each property groups, tin beryllium linked to chickenhearted meat, including kebabs

Salmonella are a group of germs that infect nan gut. It is often triggered by contaminated nutrient aliases water. Symptoms of infection see diarrhoea, tummy cramps and sometimes vomiting and fever. On average, it takes from 12 to 72 hours for nan symptoms to create aft swallowing an infectious dose of salmonella. Pictured, a civilization of salmonella bacteria 

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control jointly issued nan alert pinch nan European Food Safety Authority. 

Every lawsuit successful nan outbreak, which has deed 16 nations, has occurred since nan commencement of 2023. 

One peculiar strain, a salmonella enteritidis subtype, is to blasted for nan outbreak, which is divided into 3 chopped clusters.

Officials routinely analyse outbreaks successful bid to power them.

The 3 clusters comprised 66, 192, and 77 cases respectively, pinch 14, 83 and 13 logged successful nan UK. 

Of nan 335 cases, 9 crossed 3 countries were hospitalised, while 1 fatality — who had eaten a chickenhearted kebab successful a edifice — was logged successful Austria.

One lawsuit was detected successful nan US, during nan 2nd cluster, among personification who had travelled to Spain and reportedly eaten chickenhearted during their stay. 

The EFSA said: 'Scientists expect caller cases are apt to hap successful this multi-country outbreak arsenic nan root has not yet been identified. 

'EFSA and ECDC experts urge further investigations to place nan imaginable locations wrong nan chickenhearted nutrient accumulation concatenation wherever nan contamination whitethorn person occurred.'

Salmonella — a family of germs — unrecorded in the gut of workplace animals and birds. It can, therefore, beryllium recovered successful meat, eggs and poultry.

Symptoms usually see diarrhoea and tummy cramps and tin beryllium accompanied by vomiting and fever. 

Illness usually fades aft 3 days and astir group retrieve without treatment.

Blood poisoning, abscesses and associated pains are uncommon complications, according to nan NHS.

What is salmonella? 

Salmonella are a group of germs that infect nan gut. 

They unrecorded successful animal and quality intestines and are shed done feces.

Humans go infected astir often done contaminated h2o aliases food. Contamination is imaginable if earthy and cooked foods are stored together.

Symptoms of salmonella infections see diarrhea, tummy cramps and sometimes vomiting and fever.

On average, it takes from 12 to 72 hours for nan symptoms to create aft swallowing an infectious dose of salmonella.

They usually past for 4 to 7 days and astir group retrieve without treatment.

But if you go earnestly ill, you whitethorn request infirmary attraction because nan dehydration caused by nan unwellness tin beryllium life-threatening.  

Source: NHS Choices


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