Welcome to CDC Stacks | Notice to health care providers — Shiga toxin-producing E. coli O104 (STEC O104:H4) infections in U.S. travelers returning from Germany - 25231 | Health Alert Network (HAN)
Stacks Logo
Advanced Search
Select up to three search categories and corresponding keywords using the fields to the right. Refer to the Help section for more detailed instructions.
 
 
Help
Clear All Simple Search
Advanced Search
Notice to health care providers — Shiga toxin-producing E. coli O104 (STEC O104:H4) infections in U.S. travelers returning from Germany
  • Published Date:
    6/3/11
  • Source:
    HAN ; 322
  • Language:
    English
Filetype[PDF - 1.30 MB]


Details:
  • Corporate Authors:
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S.)
  • Series:
  • Description:
    June 3, 2011, 9:30 a.m. EST

    CDCHAN-00322-ADV-N

    CDC is monitoring a large outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli 0104:H4 (STEC 0104:H4) infections ongoing in Germany. The responsible strain shares virulence characteristics with enteroaggregative E. coli (EAEC). As of May 31, 2011, the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) reported 470 patients with hemolytic uremic syndrome, or HUS (a severe condition associated with STEC infection that can lead to kidney failure), and nine deaths. The strain of STEC that is causing this illness, STEC 0104:H4 is very rare. The illness that it causes is similar to that caused by E. coli 0157:H7 or STEC 0157:H7, which is also a Shiga toxin-producing E. coli.

  • Document Type:
  • Supporting Files:
    No Additional Files
No Related Documents.
You May Also Like: