According to an analysis, the disease burden and associated costs caused by selected pathogens in the Netherlands increased in 2022.

Each year, RIVM investigates how many people become sick or die from gastrointestinal infections by examining 14 pathogens. These are mainly transmitted through food, but people can also come into

Continue Reading The burden of disease in the Netherlands is almost back to pre-pandemic levels

Officials in the United Kingdom are looking into an E. coli outbreak linked to chili sticks that has affected five people.

The Food Standards Agency (FSA), Food Standards Scotland (FSS) and UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) are investigating the outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) O157 with five cases.

Continue Reading FSA probes E. coli outbreak with 5 sick; discusses foodborne disease

The number of Cryptosporidium outbreaks involving an agency of the UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) increased in 2023.

The Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) assisted with investigations into seven Cryptosporidium parvum outbreaks linked to an animal origin. Five were in England and two were in

Continue Reading APHA sees Cryptosporidium workload rise but E. coli outbreaks fall

More details have been shared about a major E. coli outbreak linked to salad and other past incidents in the United Kingdom.

Presentations at the European Scientific Conference on Applied Infectious Disease Epidemiology (ESCAIDE) covered a large E. coli outbreak in the UK and other epidemics caused by Shigella and Salmonella.

Continue Reading Major E. coli and other UK outbreaks in focus at ESCAIDE

Researchers have looked into possible reasons for Scotland recording more E. coli O157 infections than England and Wales.

Based on yearly reports from public health agencies, the rate of clinical E. coli O157 infection is higher in Scotland.

Results from national cattle surveys in Scotland, England, and Wales in 2014 and 2015

Continue Reading Scientists study factors behind high E. coli levels in Scotland