Salmonellosis outbreak in northern Wales; cause unknown

A total of 22 people have acquired the same salmonella bacteria infection in north west Wales. Five of the cases have been hospitalized. Officials from Conwy and Gwynedd Councils are investigating but no common exposure has been identified so far. Infections with salmonella bacteria can cause a gastro-intestinal illness (fever, vomiting, diarrhea and abdominal cramps) that can be mild and self-limiting to severe. Most people recover within 4 to 7 days without any special treatment other than fluids to prevent dehydration. Travellers can reduce the risk of acquiring salmonella infections by following food and water precautions.

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