Salmonella outbreak traced back to single source of eggs

The national salmonella outbreak which has struck down nearly 250 people across Britain could be traced back to a single source of eggs, health investigators have said.

Break-outs have erupted across the country, with 99 cases recorded in Hampshire, 30 in London, 39 in Cheshire and Merseyside, and 54 in the West Midlands.

Earlier this month, three hospital patients affected by the salmonella outbreak in Birmingham died.

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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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