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Table 2 Detailed summary of the seven Salmonella Enteritidis outbreaks

From: Investigation of Salmonella Enteritidis outbreaks in South Africa using multi-locus variable-number tandem-repeats analysis, 2013-2015

Outbreak Provincea Outbreak date No. of cases No. of patient deaths No. of patients admitted Clinical samples collected Food samples tested Food testing results No. of isolates tested at CED CED test results
1 KZN May 2013 2 0 0 Stool (n = 2) Goat meat (n = 1) Salmonella Enteritidis 3 Salmonella Enteritidis
2 MP November 2013 unknown unknown unknown unknown unknown unknown 3 Salmonella Enteritidis
3 LP January 2014 65 0 8 Stool (n = 8) Chicken (n = unknown) unknown 3 Salmonella Enteritidis
4 MP July 2014 46 0 6 Stool (n = 12) Rectal swabs (n = 2) unknown unknown 14 Salmonella Enteritidis
5 FS November 2014 80 unknown 6 unknown unknown unknown 3 Salmonella Enteritidis
6 EC December 2014 unknown unknown unknown unknown unknown unknown 10 Salmonella Enteritidis
7 GA October 2015 4 0 4 Stool (n = 4) unknown unknown 3 Salmonella Enteritidis
  1. Provincesa: Gauteng (GA), Limpopo (LP), Mpumalanga (MP), Eastern Cape (EC), Free State (FS) and KwaZulu-Natal (KZN)
  2. n = total number