Rare Salmonella strain sickens 18

By Joseph James Whitworth contact

- Last updated on GMT

18 ill in Norway with Salmonella Coeln
18 ill in Norway with Salmonella Coeln
A rare Salmonella strain has sickened 18 people in Norway with the source of the infection still unknown.

Salmonella Coeln has been confirmed in three children and 15 adults by the Norwegian Institute of Public Health (NIPH).

NIPH works with the municipal health service, the Norwegian Veterinary Institute and the Norwegian Food Safety Authority in the investigation around each patient.

The infected patients live in several counties (Buskerud, Oslo, Rogaland, Akershus, Nordland, Oppland, Oslo, Troms, Vestfold, Hordaland, Vest-Agder and Østfold).

“Salmonella infections are not usually serious and do not need treatment. Over the last ten years, we have been notified of approximately 0-3 cases of salmonellosis per year due to this strain​," said Line Vold, senior adviser in the Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology at the NIPH.

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