Food Borne Intoxication (Salmonell) - outbreak of food poisoning in La Union, Spain

The Minero Bar in La Union has been implicated in an outbreak of salmonella food poisoning that affected 30 people and resulted in hospitalization of 4.

Travellers can reduce the risk of exposure to the many germs that cause intestinal illness (such as food poisoning, salmonellosis, traveller's diarrhoae, etc.) by avoiding consumption of contaminated food and water (especially when sold by street vendors) and by practicing careful personal hygiene with frequent hand washing.

Visit our Health Library for more information on exposure to and the prevention of Food and Water Contamination, Salmonellosis, and Traveller's Diarrhoea.

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