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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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PHE 'making good progress' in Salmonella investigation

Public Health England has been "making good progress" in its investigation into a national outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis, the doctor leading the probe has said.

Consultant epidemiologist Dr Paul Cleary said they "hope to have more conclusive evidence shortly."

Public Health England is said to have been making 'good progress' in its Salmonella outbreak investigation. Credit: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

“We will continue to monitor the situation and if there is any further public health action necessary then we will ensure that this takes place,” he added.

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