More Danes infected with Salmonella and Campylobacter in 2022

In 2022, there were 5,142 registered cases of campylobacter and 899 recorded cases of salmonella in Denmark. For the second year in a row, the numbers have increased and are now at the same level as before the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the annual report on the occurrence of zoonoses in Denmark in 2022.

  • In 2022, there were 63 recorded outbreaks of foodborne diseases 
  • Norovirus was the most common cause of foodborne outbreaks with 14 outbreaks involving 614 people in 2022. The most common route of transmission is through food contamination by kitchen staff in restaurants and canteens
  • Three types of bacteria are the most common causes of recorded disease cases: campylobacter (5,142), Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) (1,330), and salmonella (899). The number of STEC cases is higher than in previous years, mainly because of changes in diagnostics.