Public Health England investigating rise in E. coli O157 infections

Public Health England is investigating a spike in reports of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) infections this month.

Potential sources of the increase in E. coli O157 cases are not yet clear but recent warm weather may have played a role.

The latest available data shows in the week ending Aug. 16, there were 27 E. coli O157 notifications. The past four weeks had seen 11, 13, 6 and 7 respectively.

Based on 2019 statistics for the week ending Aug. 18, there were 13 E. coli O157 notifications. The previous four weeks had three weeks with 12 and one with 14.

continue reading

Views: 3

Tags: E.Coli, Public, health

Add a Comment

You need to be a member of safefood Knowledge Network to add comments!

Join safefood Knowledge Network


© 2021   Created by safefood.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service