Outbreak of Salmonella enterica Goldcoast infection associated with whelk consumption, England, June to October 2013.



Inns, T, Beasley, G, Lane, C, Hopps, V, Peters, T, Pathak, K, Perez-Moreno, R, Adak, Gk, Shankar, Ag and Outbreak Control Team,
(2013) Outbreak of Salmonella enterica Goldcoast infection associated with whelk consumption, England, June to October 2013. Euro surveillance : bulletin Europeen sur les maladies transmissibles = European communicable disease bulletin, 18 (49).

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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.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Outbreak Control Team, Animals, Humans, Salmonella enterica, Salmonella Food Poisoning, Gastroenteritis, Electrophoresis, Gel, Pulsed-Field, Incidence, Disease Notification, Case-Control Studies, Disease Outbreaks, Residence Characteristics, Seafood, England
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 14 Nov 2017 16:54
Last Modified: 17 May 2021 12:01
DOI: 10.2807/1560-7917.es2013.18.49.20654
Open Access URL: https://doi.org/10.2807/1560-7917.ES2013.18.49.206...
URI: https://livrepository.liverpool.ac.uk/id/eprint/3012181