By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) today reported on a Salmonella Braenderup ST22 cluster in Denmark that has affected 27 people from late March to Late April.

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The cases are geographically spread and have not travelled outside of the country.

ECDC says by 20 May 2021, isolates clustering within 0-6 allelic differences with the Danish outbreak strain through cgMLST had been reported from nine EU/EEA countries (Denmark, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, the Netherlands, Norway and Sweden), the UK, Canada and Switzerland. In addition, Czechia and Spain report recent cases of S. Braenderup. In total, more than 200 cases have been reported. There is no information to indicate that cases would have travelled during the incubation

There is a predominance of women among the cases. Investigations are ongoing to identify a possible source. Given the extent of cases within but also outside of the EU, it is likely to be a food item with a wide geographical distribution.