Denmark reports Shiga toxin producing E.coli outbreak, source yet to be identified

DENMARK – Officials in Denmark are investigating a deadly outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) O157 that began in December 2021 affecting more than a dozen people. Since early December, 13 patients have been detected and samples from nine of those sick are closely related after an analysis by whole genome sequencing at the Statens Serum Institut, a Danish sector research institute. This means they were likely infected by a common source. Nine people have been hospitalized and an elderly patient has died. Among those sick are three children…

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