This release presents provisional information on potential overseas outbreaks of infectious intestinal disease identified as a result of travelers returning to Scotland from outside of the UK. This is compared to previous years’ data to show trends over time.
In 2019, information was circulated on 36 potential outbreaks of infectious intestinal disease in persons returning to Scotland from abroad. This was a decrease on the 75 potential overseas outbreaks reported in 2018. Turkey was the most frequently reported country from which people returned. Salmonella was the most frequently identified pathogen among the 36 outbreaks.
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