Nationwide outbreak of STEC O157 infection in the Netherlands, December 2008-January 2009: continuous risk of consuming raw beef products

K Greenland, C de Jager, A Heuvelink, K van der Zwaluw, M Heck, D Notermans, W van Pelt, I Friesema
2009 Eurosurveillance  
The Netherlands experienced a nationwide outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) O157 with onset of symptoms from the end of December 2008 until the end of January 2009. A total of 20 laboratory-confirmed cases were linked to the outbreak strain, serotype O157: H-, stx1, stx2, eae and e-hly positive. The investigation into the source of this outbreak is still ongoing, but evidence so far suggests that infection occurred as a result of consuming contaminated raw meat (steak tartare).
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doi:10.2807/ese.14.08.19129-en fatcat:zbgqz5f3kjbprdtljjw5a7dhxe