Nearly Half of Denmark’s 2014 Salmonella Infections Linked to Overseas Travel

August 29, 2015

Every other Salmonella infection recorded in Denmark in 2014 came from overseas travel. Trips to Thailand (17.5 percent), Turkey (15.4 percent) and Spain (6.4 percent) were the most common destinations for traveling Danes to pick up a Salmonella infection.

Those were among the findings of an annual report Denmark publishes on the occurrence of diseases that can be transmitted from animals and food to humans.

The report is a joint product of the National Food Institute at the Technical University of Denmark and the Statens Serum Institut, the Danish National Institute of Public Health, and the Danish Veterinary and Food…