One person has died in a Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) outbreak in the United Kingdom, according to the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA).

UKHSA, Public Health Scotland (PHS), and other agencies are investigating the E. coli O145 outbreak identified by analyzing whole genome sequencing (WGS) data.

Thirty confirmed cases

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Scientists from a university in Singapore have found strains of foodborne E. coli have different tolerances towards acidic conditions.

E. coli O157:H7 is widely recognized due to the severity of illnesses it causes. There are another six serogroups identified by the United States Food and Drug Administration as emerging pathogens
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All Shiga toxin-producing E. coli strains are pathogenic and potentially associated with severe illness, according to an EFSA scientific opinion.

While serotype is important in epidemiological tracking, including incidence, emergence of new clones, and detection and investigation of outbreaks, it is not possible to exclude pathogenicity or possibility of severe
Continue Reading EFSA: All STEC subtypes may cause severe illness