Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC)

Researchers say current guidance on excluding children with E. coli from childcare does not need to be changed despite the recording of more non-O157 cases.

According to the researchers, excluding children with Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) until the pathogen is microbiologically clear disrupts families, education, and earnings.

Scientists examined

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A global food standards-setting body has made progress on a range of issues, including E. coli in sprouts and vegetables, Vibrio in seafood, and food hygiene in traditional markets.

The Codex Committee on Food Hygiene meeting in Nairobi, Kenya, addressed the outstanding parts of guidelines adopted in November 2023 at

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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

Authorities in Finland have assessed the food poisoning risk associated with medium-cooked ground beef patties made from Finnish meat and served in food service outlets.

Medium-rare or medium-done ground (minced) beef patties are associated with the potential for microbiological contamination, especially from Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC). In recent years

Continue Reading Finnish study estimates STEC cases linked to medium-cooked beef patties

A study has shown increased detection of mild E. coli infections and revised lab testing practices in Australia which may lead to changes in public health response.

In Queensland, 31 of 96 Shiga toxin‒producing E. coli (STEC) cases during 2020 to 2022 were reported by a specialty pathology laboratory for alternative health

Continue Reading Scientists analyze reasons for rise in mild E. coli infections

Researchers have analyzed travel-associated infections in people returning to the United States from abroad.

From 2017 to 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention investigated 41 multistate outbreaks of non-typhoidal Salmonella and Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) linked to international travel.

In the same time frame, CDC handled 470

Continue Reading Mexico often linked to U.S. travel-associated outbreaks