Risk assessment: Outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) in Germany
At the request of the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Health and Consumers, a rapid risk assessment has been prepared concerning the outbreak of E Coli in Germany.
Shiga toxin/verotoxin-producing Escherichia coli in humans, food and animals in the EU/EEA, with special reference to the German outbreak strain STEC O104
This joint report, produced by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), aims to give a short summary of reported Shiga toxin/verotoxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC/VTEC) prevalence and incidence in humans, food and animals.
Outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) in Germany, May 2011
Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) is a group of pathogenic Escherichia coli strains capable of producing Shiga toxins, with the potential to cause severe enteric and systemic disease in humans.
Revised risk assessment: Outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) in Germany
An update of the initial rapid risk assessment on the outbreak of E. Coli in Germany, prepared at the request of the European Commission, first published on 27 May 2011.
Rapid risk assessment update: Outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) O104:H4 2011 in the EU, 8 July 2011
This document is an update of the EFSA/ECDC joint rapid risk assessment of 29 June and aims to add new information to this and earlier initial rapid risk assessments (27 May and 14 June 2011).
External quality assurance scheme for typing of verocytotoxin-producing E. coli (VTEC)
This report presents the results of the second round of the external quality assurance scheme for typing of verocytotoxin-producing Escherichia coli.
Shigatoxin/verocytotoxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC/VTEC) infection - Annual Epidemiological Report 2016 [2014 data]
In 2014, 6 167 cases of STEC/VTEC infections were reported by 29 EU/EEA countries. Of these cases, 6 109 were confirmed cases.
Experiences from the shiga toxin-producing escherichia coli O104:H4 outbreak in Germany and research needs in the field, Berlin, 28-29 November 2011
Stark, K., Bauerfeind, R., Bernard, H., Eckmanns, T., Ethelberg, S., Flieger, A., Giesecke, J., Greiner, M., Karch, H., Krause, G., Mielke, M., O'Brien, S.J., Pulz, M., Scheutz, F., Schielke, A., Stahl, R.A., Takkinen, J., Tarr, P.I., Tauxe, R.V., Werber, D.
Food-borne infections: Study of outbreaks - The key to the source [Lebensmittelbedingte infektionen: Untersuchung von Ausbrüchen - der Schlüssel zur Quelle]