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Eden District Council Investigating Salmonella Outbreak Linked With Penrith

Ten People Are Reported To Have Contracted Salmonella


Public health officials at Eden District Council have launched an investigation into a suspected outbreak of Salmonella which is thought to be linked to the town of Penrith.

Ten people who visited the town over the weekend of 15 and 16 of November have confirmed Salmonella, while a further five people are suspected to be suffering with similar symptoms.

The organisation is now trying to establish the source of the outbreak and has advised anyone who bought food or drink in the town and who has symptoms of food poisoning, such as diarrhoea and sickness, to contact the local authority.

Dr Nicola Schinaia from Public Health England (PHE) said it has not been possible to pinpoint the source or sources of the outbreak, however, further investigations are now taking place.

Expert Opinion
It is welcome to see that an investigation has begun into the cause of the outbreak which is reportedly thought to be linked to Penrith. Through our work representing those who have been affected by Salmonella in the past, we have experience of how much of an impact the bacterium can have on the health and wellbeing of victims.

"Such illnesses can leave victims with long-term health issues, from which they may never fully recover.

"It is crucial that the source of this outbreak is discovered and measures are implemented to try and prevent this from spreading any further and to reassure the victims that everything possible is being done to ensure that others do not suffer in the same way."
Amandeep Dhillon, Partner

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