Unusual increase in reported cases of paratyphoid A fever among travellers returning from Cambodia, January to September 2013

Euro Surveill. 2013 Sep 26;18(39):20594. doi: 10.2807/1560-7917.es2013.18.39.20594.


From January to September 2013, a marked increase in notifications of Salmonella Paratyphi A infections among travellers returning from Cambodia occurred in France. An investigation revealed 35 cases without a common source: 21 in France, five in Germany, three in the Netherlands, one in Norway, one in the United Kingdom, four in New-Zealand. Data suggest an ongoing event that should trigger further investigation. Travellers to Cambodia should observe preventive measures including good personal hygiene and food handling practices.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Cambodia
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Disease Notification / statistics & numerical data*
  • Female
  • France / epidemiology
  • Humans
  • Incidence
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Paratyphoid Fever / diagnosis*
  • Paratyphoid Fever / epidemiology*
  • Paratyphoid Fever / transmission
  • Population Surveillance
  • Salmonella paratyphi A / isolation & purification*
  • Travel*
  • Young Adult