Outbreak of salmonella enterica goldcoast infection associated with whelk consumption, England, June to October 2013

Thomas Inns*, G. Beasley, C. Lane, V. Hopps, Tansy Peters, K. Pathak, R. Perez-Moreno, G. K. Adak, A. G. Shankar

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Abstract

An increase in the number of cases of Salmonella enterica serotype Goldcoast infection was observed in England during September 2013. A total of 38 cases were reported, with symptom onset dates between 21 June and 6 October 2013. Epidemiological, environmental, microbiological and food chain evidence all support the conclusion that this outbreak was associated with eating whelks processed by the same factory. Whelks are a novel vehicle of Salmonella infection and should be considered when investigating future outbreaks.

Original languageEnglish
JournalEurosurveillance
Volume18
Issue number49
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 5 Dec 2013

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