By NewsDesk @bactiman63
In a follow-up on the Salmonella Enteritidis in Sweden, The Swedish Public Health Agency have now reported 25 confirmed cases across 14 regions in the southern and central parts of the country since December 2020.
72% of cases are children under 10 years (n = 18), 16% of cases are over 70 years (n = 4). The distribution between the sexes is even, except for cases over the age of 70 where all are men.
The infection control units concerned, the Swedish Public Health Agency and the National Food Administration are jointly investigating the outbreak to identify the source of the infection.
Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.
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