EFSA and ECDC assess second Salmonella outbreak

The 38 human cases of monophasic Salmonella Typhimurium detected recently in six Member States are likely to be part of the same cluster, a joint EFSA/ECDC report has found. Based on limited available information from food investigations, meat is the suspected vehicle of infection.

A previous rapid outbreak assessment published  by EFSA and ECDC at the end of August found  that outbreaks and sporadic cases of Salmonella Enteritidis in Austria, France, Germany and the United Kingdom, as well as one case reported in Luxembourg, appear to be connected. The cases in Austria, France and Germany share an epidemiological link to the same egg packaging centre in southern Germany, the report found.