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Swiss outbreaks fall but 10 die from listeriosis; survey shows public interest in food safety

30 days ago   |   By Food Safety

The number of foodborne outbreaks in Switzerland almost halved in 2020 compared to the year before.
Only 13 outbreaks were reported following the consumption of food this past year versus 23 in 2019.
Overall, more than 161 people became ill and at least 36 were hospitalized. Ten deaths were recorded in one outbreak. In 2019, more than 331 people fell ill and six were hospitalized .
One outbreak of Salmonella Bovismorbificans involved several regions in the country but investigators could not link it to a food source. Nine people fell sick in 2019 and 12 in 2020.
The infectious agent was...
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