• HUS reports down in Italy but stable in France; some linked to raw milk

    15 days ago - By Food Safety

    Italy and France have reported updated statistics on a potentially fatal complication of E. coli infection.
    The complication, hemolytic uremic syndrome is a type of kidney failure that can result in lifelong, serious health problems and death.
    Italian data is from the start of September 2020 to the end of August 2021 when 49 cases were recorded. There were 84 cases from September 2019 to August 2020. French figures cover 2020 when 167 cases were reported.
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    In Italy, patients were from 11 different regions and only one was diagnosed with HUS after returning from abroad. Of...
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