Sweden: Salmonella outbreak linked to salami, dozens sickened
Swedish health authorities, Folkhälsomyndigheten (computer translated) reported that at least 39 people have been taken ill with salmonella between mid March and mid April.
Testing revealed that most of the patients suffered from the same strain of the bacterium. A common food item discovered in the investigation were a type of sausage.
Tulip Picante Salami Sticks brand GOL is one of the suspect products in the outbreak and was recalled last week by the company (computer translated). The recall was due to Salmonella was detected in an opened package as in cases of illness had left at home.
Most people infected with Salmonella develop diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps between 12 and 72 hours after infection. The illness usually lasts 4 to 7 days, and most individuals recover without treatment. In some cases, diarrhea may be so severe that the patient needs to be hospitalized. The elderly, infants, and those with impaired immune systems are more likely to have a severe illness.