The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) have issued a joint rapid risk assessment regarding the new epidemiological developments in relation with the outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) O104:H4, which has resulted in a large number of cases of diarrhoea and haemolytic and uremic syndromes in Germany, more recently in a cluster of cases in the region of Bordeaux, France and a sporadic case in Sweden.
ECDC is continuously monitoring the Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) outbreak and publishes a daily epidemiological update which includes the most recent numbers of haemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) and non-HUS cases reported by EU Member States.
Read more about Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) on ECDC site:
· E.coli health topic page
· Full list of risk assessments on Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC)