• Nearly 200 sick in UK E. coli O157 outbreak

    10 days ago - By Food Safety

    Public health officials in the United Kingdom are investigating an outbreak of E. coli O157 that has sickened almost 200 people in a month.
    Since early September, 192 genetically linked cases of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli O157 have been identified in England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales.
    The majority of people sick are adults but there have been no deaths linked to the incident.
    No source for the rise in infections has yet been identified.
    Dr. Lesley Larkin, head of surveillance, gastrointestinal infections and food safety at the UK Health Security Agency , said a rise in E...
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