Londoners hospitalised after salmonella outbreak hits UK

Eleven people have been hospitalised in London after a national salmonella outbreak.

Public Health England has said that 156 people across the country have been affected - including 25 in the capital.

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Counties hit by Salmonella outbreak revealed

Health officials have warned they are investigating a national outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis.

The cases of Salmonella were reported:

  • Hampshire: 55 cases - 32 were connected with a single restaurant
  • London: 25 cases - 11 people were hospitalised
  • Cheshire and Merseyside: 33 cases - 31 related to a single restaurant
  • West Midlands: 43 cases - 31 connected with Birmingham Heartlands Hospital outbreak

Cases have also been seen in France and Austria, Public Health England said.

There have been no cases of Salmonella reported in Wales or Scotland so far.

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Public Health England investigates Salmonella outbreak

A national outbreak of Salmonella that has affected 156 people is being investigated, Public Health England said.

A type of Salmonella Enteritidis has affected 156 people so far. Credit: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

The cases in England "occurred in isolated clusters over several months" and have been managed locally, according to the health watchdog.

However, the cases of Salmonella "are now being reassessed as potentially linked under a national investigation," it added.

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