Outbreak of multiple strains of non-O157 Shiga toxin-producing and enteropathogenic Escherichia coli associated with rocket salad, Finland, autumn 2016

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dc.contributor University of Helsinki, Infektiosairauksien yksikkö en
dc.contributor University of Helsinki, HUSLAB en
dc.contributor University of Helsinki, National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) en
dc.contributor.author Kinnula, Sohvi
dc.contributor.author Hemminki, Kaisa
dc.contributor.author Kotilainen, Hannele
dc.contributor.author Ruotsalainen, Eeva
dc.contributor.author Tarkka, Eveliina
dc.contributor.author Salmenlinna, Saara
dc.contributor.author Hallanvuo, Saija
dc.contributor.author Leinonen, Elina
dc.contributor.author Jukka, Ollgren
dc.contributor.author Rimhanen-Finne, Ruska
dc.date.accessioned 2018-10-03T10:18:01Z
dc.date.available 2018-10-03T10:18:01Z
dc.date.issued 2018-08-30
dc.identifier.citation Kinnula , S , Hemminki , K , Kotilainen , H , Ruotsalainen , E , Tarkka , E , Salmenlinna , S , Hallanvuo , S , Leinonen , E , Jukka , O & Rimhanen-Finne , R 2018 , ' Outbreak of multiple strains of non-O157 Shiga toxin-producing and enteropathogenic Escherichia coli associated with rocket salad, Finland, autumn 2016 ' , Eurosurveillance , vol. 23 , no. 35 , 1700666 , pp. 7-14 . https://doi.org/10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2018.23.35.1700666 en
dc.identifier.issn 1560-7917
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dc.description.abstract In August 2016, an outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) and enteropathogenic E. coli (EPEC) with 237 cases occurred in the Helsinki metropolitan area, Finland. Gastroenteritis cases were reported at 11 events served by one catering company. Microbiological and epidemiological investigations suggested rocket salad as the cause of the outbreak. STEC ONT:H-11 and EPEC O-111:H8 strains isolated from food samples containing rocket were identical to the patient isolates. In this outbreak, the reported symptoms were milder than considered before for STEC infection, and the guidelines for STEC control measures need to be updated based on the severity of the illness. Based on our experience in this outbreak, national surveillance criteria for STEC have been updated to meet the practice in reporting laboratories covering both PCR-positive and culture-confirmed findings. We suggest that EPEC could be added to the national surveillance since diagnostics for EPEC are routinely done in clinical laboratories. en
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dc.subject SEROTYPES en
dc.subject BACTERIA en
dc.subject DIARRHEA en
dc.subject SAMPLES en
dc.subject 3111 Biomedicine en
dc.subject 3121 General medicine, internal medicine and other clinical medicine en
dc.title Outbreak of multiple strains of non-O157 Shiga toxin-producing and enteropathogenic Escherichia coli associated with rocket salad, Finland, autumn 2016 en
dc.type Editorial
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2018.23.35.1700666
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