Crab meat: A new vehicle for Escherichia coli O157 identified during an outbreak in UK, 2011

Background: Since 08/05/2011, the Health Protection Unit, South West England, was notified about six cases of infections with Vero cytotoxin-producing Escherichia coli (VTEC) O157 phage type (PT) 21/28 verotoxin (VT) 2 linked to Plymouth. From 08/11/2011 onwards we investigated to identify the source of the outbreak and prevent further spread.

Author (s): 
Petra Matulkova1,2, M. Gobin2, F. Oshin2, G. Thould2, C. O'Connor3, I. Oliver2 (1European Programme for Intervention Epidemiology Training (EPIET), European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, Sweden, 2Health Protection Agency South West,


Presenter (s): 
Petra Matulkova
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