The number of people getting sick, being hospitalized and dying in foodborne outbreaks in Europe increased in 2018, according to the annual report on zoonoses.

Salmonella caused almost one in three outbreaks last year with Salmonella Enteritidis behind one in five. Salmonella in egg products was the highest risk agent and food pair based on data published by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).

Zoonoses are infectious diseases spread between animals and humans and can be caused by microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites.

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