A new health threat in Europe: Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli O104:H4 infections

Chi Jung Wu, Po Ren Hsueh, Wen-Chien Ko

研究成果: Review article

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摘要

Since early May 2011, a large outbreak of enterohemorrhagic gastroenteritis and hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) related to infections with Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli O104:H4 (STEC O104:H4) had been reported in Germany, which marks one of the largest outbreaks ever described of the HUS worldwide. The HUS outbreak was unusual, and there were important differences between this outbreak and previous large outbreaks, primarily those of STEC O157:H7 both clinically and microbiologically. This outbreak highlights the importance of collaboration of all aspects of public health to detect the outbreak, to identify and characterize the causative agent, to find the vehicles of transmission, and to control the infection.

原文English
頁(從 - 到)390-393
頁數4
期刊Journal of Microbiology, Immunology and Infection
44
發行號5
DOIs
出版狀態Published - 2011 十月 1

指紋

Shiga-Toxigenic Escherichia coli
Disease Outbreaks
Health
Hemolytic-Uremic Syndrome
Infection
Gastroenteritis
Infection Control
Escherichia coli O104
Germany
Public Health

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Immunology and Microbiology(all)
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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研究成果: Review article

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