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Study finds Cryptosporidium outbreak linked to boxed salad

19 days ago   |   By Food Safety News

An outbreak of cryptosporidium that affected 40 people in Ireland this past year has been linked to salad from one farm.
A cluster of cryptosporidiosis cases was reported from a South Dublin laboratory in July 2020. All sick people were interviewed, and environmental health officers did 110 inspections to collect food and water samples at businesses in which suspected cases had food in the 14 days before onset of symptoms.
Forty patients were linked to the outbreak, of which 33 met the confirmed case definition. Twenty five were female and 15 male. In total, 31 cases were aged 20 to 40...
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