Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, December 27th, 2005
According to recent research from England, "Between January 1, 1992 and December 31, 2002, Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli 0157 (STEC O157) accounted for 44 of the 1,645 foodborne general outbreaks of infectious intestinal disease reported to the Health Protection Agency Communicable Disease Surveillance Center.
"These outbreaks, although rare, were characterized by severe infection, with 169 hospital admissions and five deaths reported."
"STEC O157 outbreaks were compared with other pathogens to identify...
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