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Outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli in Germany (23 June 2011, 11:00)

23 Jun 2011

Outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli in Germany (23 June 2011, 11:00)
Epidemiological update, 23 June 2011, 11:00

News since 22 June, 11:00: In the EU/EEA, 862 HUS cases, including 30 deaths, and 2 930 non-HUS cases, including 13 deaths, have been reported so far (see table for distribution per country). Today, Germany reports eight additional HUS cases and two new HUS deaths. It also reports 79 additional non-HUS STEC cases and one new non-HUS death. Sweden reports three additional non-HUS STEC cases who visited Germany mid-May. The latest known date of onset of diarrhoea for cases is 16 June.

Number of HUS and non-HUS STEC cases and associated deaths per EU/EEA Member State as of 23 June 11:00:

EU Member States

reporting cases

Number of HUS cases (deaths)

Number of non-HUS STEC cases (deaths)

Austria

1 (0)

3 (0)

Czech Republic

0 (0)

1 (0)

Denmark

9 (0)

13 (0)

France

0 (0)

2 (0)

Germany

823 (29)

2 865 (13)

Greece

0 (0)

1 (0)

Luxembourg

1 (0)

1 (0)

The Netherlands

4 (0)

5 (0)

Norway

0 (0)

1 (0)

Poland

2 (0)

1 (0)

Spain

1 (0)

1 (0)

Sweden

18 (1)

30 (0)

The United Kingdom

3 (0)

3 (0)

Total

862 (30)

2 930 (13)

Note: the numbers in this table represent the total number of cases reported at the European level (ECDC) so far. Although daily numbers of reported cases have steadily decreased in the last three weeks, these cumulative numbers continue to rise due to reporting delays at the various levels.

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