PRO/EDR> Shigellosis – Denmark: fresh mint

Shigellosis — Denmark
A _Shigella_ outbreak in Denmark that sickened more than 40 people was likely caused by imported fresh mint. In August and September 2020, 44 Danes became ill, including 30 women and 14 men between 0 and 75 years old; 13 people were hospitalized. Those sickened mostly live in Hovedstaden.
A case was defined as a patient with either a culture-positive sample for _Shigella sonnei_ or people PCR-positive for the ipaH gene, which is a marker for all _Shigella_ species and enteroinvasive _E.