Guidance

Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli: public health management

Guidance for public health professionals for the management of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) infection (including O157 and non-O157).

Documents

Operational Guidance for Shiga toxin producing Escherichia coli (STEC)

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Algorithms for the local response to cases of STEC infection

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STEC Risk Assessment proforma

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Template non-O157 STEC PCR letter

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Non-O157 STEC PCR information leaflet for cases

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STEC O157 information leaflet for cases

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Epidemiology of Non-O157 Shiga toxin producing Escherichia coli (STEC)

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Case scenarios illustrating the use of STEC algorithm

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Details

Public health practitioners should use this guidance to respond to laboratory reports or clinical notifications of infection with STEC, including O157 and non-O157 serogroups.

The guidance is accompanied by:

  • template letters
  • algorithms for local response to cases of infection
  • risk assessment proforma
  • leaflets for cases

The guidance should be used along with the national surveillance questionnaire.

Published 8 August 2018