Chile, Salmonella outbreak in Peñalolén affects at least 64 people

Posted on September 1, 2011 • Filed under: Chile, Latin America Health, TRAVEL

The Public Health Institue of Chile (ISP), confirmed that the causative agent of gastroenteritis outbreak that has so far affected 64 people after eating at a local sandwich shop Peñalolén was the presence of the bacterium Salmonella enteritidis. This bacterium is known to be an infectious agent transmitted by food, especially those associated with avian origin such as poultry and eggs especially if consumed in raw or incompletely cooked. Of the 64 affected food bought at the local “girl’s 20”, 34 remain hospitalized. While still investigating the Friday death of Joseph produced Barra, one of the intoxicated, due to the consumption of a sandwich. Read Article

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