Salmonella outbreak in UK now being investigated as cases rise.

Salmonella bacteria
Salmonella bacteria

Public Health England is investigating an outbreak of Salmonella which has affected 156 people in England over the past few months.

Tests suggested that the cause of the illness, which is often linked to poultry or eggs, was from a single source, however are now considering it is far wider spread.

Cases have been seen in Hampshire, London, Cheshire and the West Midlands. Salmonella can cause diarrhoea, stomach cramps, vomiting and fever. Most people recover without treatment. 

Dr Paul Cleary, a consultant epidemiologist leading the PHE investigation, said: “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.” 

Experts are examining 55 cases in Hampshire, 25 in London, 33 in Cheshire. They are also looking at 43 cases in the West Midlands.

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