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Escherichia coli (STEC) serotype O104 outbreak causing haemolytic syndrome (HUS) in Germany and France


Salvatore Rubino, Piero Cappuccinelli, David J Kelvin

Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Sassari, Sassari, Italy

doi:10.3855/jidc.2172

Abstract

At the beginning of May an outbreak of bloody diarrhoea and haemolytic uraemic syndrome (HUS) began in Germany. During the succeeding months following the initial outbreak in Germany, thousands of infections occurred resulting in 877 cases of haemolytic uraemic syndrome (HUS) with 32 deaths and 3,043 cases of enterohaemorrhagic Escherichia coli (EHEC) with 16 deaths

Keywords

EAEC; EHEC; HUS; Outbreak O104:H4

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