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Verocytotoxin-producing Escherichia Coli (VTEC) 0157 and other VTEC from human infections in England and Wales: 1995-1998.

Outbreaks of VTEC 0157 increased and involved 3 transmission routes: foodborne, person-to-person and animal contact. There was a peak of infections each year from July to September. The incidence of infection was highest in children aged 1-4 years. Although the numbers remain low compared with other GI pathogens such as salmonella, the potential severity of disease results in high patient morbidity. J Med Microbiol 2001;50:135-142.

Author: Willshaw GA, Cheasty T, Smith HR, O’Brien SJ, Adak GK

Published: 01/01/2001

Publication Type: Journal article

Publisher: Journal of Medical Microbiology