Salmonella is one of the most important foodborne pathogens, causing illness in many people every year. About 14,000 cases of salmonellosis are officially diagnosed per year in Belgium. The most common isolated serotypes are S. enteritidis (58%) and S. ser. Typhimurium (24%). The first can best be associated with poultry consumption, the latter with pork consumption.
This article can also be found at World Poultry, special edition 2005