Salmonellosis acquired in Asian restaurant in Rome, Italy

Salmonella bacteria infected 2 children and 3 adults after eating an Asian dinner a Chinese-Japanese restaurant in Tor Marancia. Three of the cases were hospitalised.

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.

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