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ECDC and EFSA issue a joint rapid risk assessment on the Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) outbreak

29 Jun 2011
E coli

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)

 

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