Research and analysis

Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli O157 outbreak: August 2017

Microbiological, epidemiological and outbreak investigation reports about an outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) O157 PT 21/28 Stx2.


Investigation into an outbreak of Shiga toxin producing Escherichia coli (STEC) O157 PT 21/28 Stx2 in England, August 2017

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Report from the multi-agency investigation into an outbreak of 4 cases infected with genetically related strains of STEC O157 identified in August 2017.

The report links the STEC serogroup O157 PT 21/28 outbreak to raw pet food and recommends increasing public awareness of the health risks when handling raw pet food.

Published 17 October 2018