Joint ECDC/EFSA rapid outbreak assessment: multi-country outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli infection associated with haemolytic uraemic syndrome in Romania and Italy
An outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) infection associated with haemolytic uraemic syndrome (HUS) and affecting mostly young children has been reported in February and March in Romania. Italy reported one HUS case with an epidemiological link to Romania on 21 March 2016.
ECDC issues an updated risk assessment on the Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) outbreak in the EU
The epidemiological picture of the STEC O104:H4 incidence in Europe suggests a transition phase, from the main outbreak events in Germany and France related to the infected seeds used for sprouting, towards a future risk for new clusters or a continued incidence of sporadic cases. With this objective in mind, specific reporting of new cases occurring at the EU level has been implemented as of 5 July 2011.