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Decline in human salmonellosis cases continues

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CASES of Salmonella infections in people in the EU fell by 9 per cent in 2010, according to the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). The decrease was the sixth consecutive annual decline in human Salmonella cases, continuing a statistically significant decreasing trend in the EU.

The figures are published in the most recent annual zoonoses report from EFSA and ECDC. Data for the report, which covers 15 zoonoses, were submitted by 27 member states and four European countries that were not members of the EU.

The report notes that, in 2010, 99,020 cases of Salmonella were confirmed in people, down from 108,618 in 2009. It suggests that the reduction was mainly due to successful Salmonella control programmes in …

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