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No specific link in two related EIEC outbreaks - study

By Joseph James Whitworth

Whole genome sequencing showed organisms isolated from case-patients in two UK outbreaks were genetically related but no specific epidemiologic link was identified, according to a synopsis.

Salmonella accounted for the majority of illnesses, found the study

Collaboration encouraged to speed up outbreak investigations

By Joseph James Whitworth

Public health departments and government agencies need to work closer with industry to understand how foods are produced and distributed to speed up outbreak and traceback investigations, according to a report.


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