The United Kingdom’s Health Protection Agency (HPA) has confirmed 368 cases of Salmonella enterica serotype Newport infections in England and Northern Ireland, according to an Oct 7 report in CDR Weekly, the HPA’s communicable disease bulletin. Another 14 cases were confirmed in Scotland. See also: Patients reported illness onsets from Aug 21 to Sep 25, according to CDR Weekly. The report said molecular typing of 122 S Newport isolates showed that 109 of them were identical and also matched isolates from the 14 cases in Scotland. CDR Weekly report on outbreak Dr. Bob Adak of the HPA said only about 150 cases of S Newport infection occur in the UK in a normal year, according to a report by The Independent newspaper. The increase in cases prompted increased testing, which showed that the Salmonella strains were the same, he said. He added that the HPA and the Food Standards Agency were collaborating to identify where in the supply chain the food was contaminated. Adak told The Independent that while its possible the foods that caused the outbreak have left the food supply, its important to identify them. Lettuce was determined to be the culprit in a national outbreak of S Newport cases in 2001, the newspaper said. Oct 12, 2004 (CIDRAP News) Lettuce has been implicated in an outbreak of Salmonella infection that has involved more than 350 cases in England, Northern Ireland, and Scotland. Case-control studies in Lincolnshire and Northern Ireland linked the infections with the consumption of lettuce, the report said. Food histories collected in England, the Isle of Man, and Northern Ireland pointed to fast-food and takeout restaurants as the source of contamination, the article said. Thirty-three people were hospitalized.
The home at 20 Page Close, Cashmere, is on the market.ENJOY peaceful living in this family home on a 1250sq m block with bushland at the back and a koala corridor at the front. The home at 20 Page Close, Cashmere has four bedrooms, two bathrooms and plenty of yard space. Marketing agent Mark Rumsey of David Deane Real Estate Strathpine said the home was in a quiet street in a sought-after estate. “Completed only three years ago, the home has been tastefully appointed with modern fixtures and finishes, and is ideally positioned in a quiet, leafy cul-de-sac,” he said. The home is on a 1250sq m block.The home has an open-plan living, dining and kitchen area that opens through sliding doors to the back patio. The kitchen has stone benchtops, dishwasher and 900mm stainless-steel electric oven with gas cooktop. More from newsLand grab sees 12 Sandstone Lakes homesites sell in a week21 Jun 2020Tropical haven walking distance from the surf9 Oct 2019The master bedroom has an ensuite and walk-in robe, and all the bedrooms are generous in size. There is a separate rumpus room that the current owners use as a dedicated media room, but could also be a formal lounge. The kitchen has an island bench and plenty of cupboards.The home has quality tiles and carpet throughout, security doors and screens, NBN installed, a big laundry with extra storage and insulation. Outside there is a large garden shed, 3000-litre water tank, side access and space to park a caravan or boat. There is also a double lockup garage and the property has been landscaped. The open plan living area opens to the outdoor entertaining area.The current owners said the home had a rural feel with all the convenience of a suburban location. They said they would miss the quiet, peaceful area and the lovely neighbourhood.“Boasting an impressive list of features, this home truly has to be seen to be appreciated,” Mr Rumsey said.The home is on the market for offers over $689,000.