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Table 1 Dominant Salmonella Enteritidis phage types by country*. Comparison between findings among Swedish travellers and studies conducted in the countries visited.

From: Emergence of new SalmonellaEnteritidis phage types in Europe? Surveillance of infections in returning travellers

Country Number of S. Enteritidis-infections notified among Swedish travellers 1997–2001 Most common S. Enteritidis phage types among returning Swedish travellers 1997–2001(%*) Predominant phage type described in studies from the country visited Year of study Reference
Spain 4125 1 (33%), 4 (36%) 1, 4, 6 1990s [29]
Greece 1997–2000 916 4 (44%) 14b (59%)    
Turkey 496 4 (65 %) 4 Not mentioned [30]
Poland 354 4 (40 %) 4, 8 1986–95 [31]
Portugal 344 1 (43 %)    
Morocco 310 4 (50 %)    
Germany 235 4 (59%) 4 1998 [32]
Denmark 1997–1998 1999 2000–2001 223 6 (42%), 8 (43%) 34 (73%) 4 (30%), 8(30%) 6, 8 PT34 outbreak in DK 4, 8 1997–98 1999 2000–2001 [33]
Czech Republic 194 8 (68%) 8 1989–98 [34]
Bulgaria 180 4 (55%    
Cyprus 166 1 (36%), 4 (45%)    
Tunisia 152 4 (75%)    
Italy 152 4 (47%) 4 1990–93 [29,35]
United Kingdom 133 4 (76%) 4 1997–2000 [36]
Hungary 120 4 (50%) 4 1992–94 [37]
France 110 4 (56%)    
Austria 1997–2000 2001 81 4 (52%), 8 (38%) 4 (33%), 8 (42%) 4 1995–2001 [6]
Latvia 1997–2000 2001 76 1 (63%) 1 (60%), 4 (40%)    
Egypt 63 4 (55%)    
Croatia 53 4 (63%)    
Belgium 45 4 (72%)    
Russia 42 1 (62%) 1 1980–93 [38]
Estonia 1997–2000 2001 37 1 (58%) 1 (25%), 4(75%)**    
Bosnia and Herzegovina 26 4 (64%)    
The Netherlands 20 4 (75%) 4 1997–2001 [6]
Slovakia 14 8 (62%) 8 1995 [39]
Lithuania 12 1 (50%)    
  1. * Calculated as a percentage of all isolates that were phage-typed during 1997–2001.
  2. ** Based on less than 10 cases.