The World Health Organization has assessed the risk of the spread of Salmonella typhimurium (Typhimurium) in the European region and globally as “medium risk”, until information is available about the complete recall of the products that caused the spread.
She stressed that the countries that have reported infections have a good case management capacity, noting that information on the severity of the disease is still limited.
The organization recommended adhering to preventive measures to prevent the spread of infection, washing hands with soap and water, especially after touching pets and going to the toilet, ensuring that food is cooked properly, avoiding ice and ice cream, unless it is made of potable water, and washing vegetables and fruits well.
It called on countries that do not have sufficient capabilities to trace the genetic sequence of Salmonella typhi, to prepare and investigate for antibiotic-resistant infections, especially infections resistant to the drugs kanamycin “gentamicin”, trimethoprim or cortimoxazole and chloramphenicol, and not to treat mild infections in healthy individuals with antibiotics to avoid the emergence of resistant strains .
It is noteworthy that the spread of the antibiotic-resistant monophasic salmonella typhoid associated with chocolate products is currently being investigated, after reporting to the World Health Organization more than 150 cases of infection among children under the age of ten in 11 countries in Europe and the United States of America, where investigations linked the outbreak of salmonella to tanks. Milk in a chocolate factory in Belgium has exported its products to 113 countries around the world.