Following the recently published report from England and Wales, Eurosurveillance reported a 60% reduction of Salmonella Enteritidis infections in Luxembourg in 2005 compared with the average annual number of cases in the period 2000-2004.

This is the largest annual decrease ever recorded by the national Salmonella reference laboratory since data collection began in 1990. The reasons for this major decrease are unclear.

The total number of S. Enteritidis infections in Luxembourg has been significantly reduced to levels last reported in the early 1990s. Further work is now needed to identify and determine more precisely the underlying causes behind the reduction and to investigate whether this reduction is sustainable in the future.