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
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Shiga-toxin producing E. coli and Salmonella both caused six outbreaks last year in Scotland, according to figures from Health Protection Scotland.

Data comes from ObSurv, a surveillance system established in 1996 for general outbreaks of infectious intestinal disease in the country. It does not include those where infection is thought
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