Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli: public health management

How to diagnose and manage infections caused by Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC).


STEC: advice for public health management

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This guidance on STEC covers:

  • clinical features of E. coli O157
  • diagnosis
  • case definitions
  • management of infections and control
  • epidemiology
Published 1 February 2011
Last updated 20 December 2017 + show all updates
  1. Updated nomenclature from Vero cytotoxin-producing Escherichia coli (VTEC) to Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC).

  2. First published.