General outbreaks of vero cytotoxin producing Escherichia coli O157 in England and Wales from 1992 to 1994.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/324087
Title:
General outbreaks of vero cytotoxin producing Escherichia coli O157 in England and Wales from 1992 to 1994.
Authors:
Wall, P G; McDonnell, R J; Adak, G K; Cheasty, T; Smith, H R; Rowe, B
Affiliation:
Gastrointestinal Diseases Section, PHLS Communicable Disease Surveillance Centre.
Citation:
Wall PG et al. General outbreaks of vero cytotoxin producing Escherichia coli O157 in England and Wales from 1992 to 1994. Commun Dis Rep CDR Rev. 1996;6(2):R26-33
Journal:
Communicable disease report. CDR review
Issue Date:
2-Feb-1996
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/324087
PubMed ID:
8777442
Additional Links:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8777442
Abstract:
We have reviewed all general outbreaks of infection due to Vero cytotoxin producing Escherichia coli (VTEC) O157 reported in England and Wales from 1992 to 1994. One hundred and seventy-three people were affected in 18 outbreaks, compared with 76 people in seven outbreaks in the preceding three years (1989 to 1991). Outbreaks occurred throughout England and Wales. Thirty-eight per cent of cases were admitted to hospital, 21% developed haemolytic uraemic syndrome, and 3% died. VTEC O157 infection causes particular concern because of its serious complications--haemorrhagic colitis and haemolytic uraemic syndrome, its capacity to spread from person to person as well as by food and water, and its reservoir in dairy and beef cattle.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
We have reviewed all general outbreaks of infection due to Vero cytotoxin producing Escherichia coli (VTEC) O157 reported in England and Wales from 1992 to 1994. One hundred and seventy-three people were affected in 18 outbreaks, compared with 76 people in seven outbreaks in the preceding three years (1989 to 1991). Outbreaks occurred throughout England and Wales. Thirty-eight per cent of cases were admitted to hospital, 21% developed haemolytic uraemic syndrome, and 3% died. VTEC O157 infection causes particular concern because of its serious complications--haemorrhagic colitis and haemolytic uraemic syndrome, its capacity to spread from person to person as well as by food and water, and its reservoir in dairy and beef cattle.
Keywords:
COMMUNICABLE DISEASE; PUBLIC HEALTH
MeSH:
Adult; Aged; Bacterial Toxins; Child; Child, Preschool; Diarrhea; Disease Outbreaks; England; Escherichia coli; Escherichia coli Infections; Hemolytic-Uremic Syndrome; Humans; Population Surveillance; Shiga Toxin 1; Wales
ISSN:
1350-9349

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorWall, P Gen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMcDonnell, R Jen_GB
dc.contributor.authorAdak, G Ken_GB
dc.contributor.authorCheasty, Ten_GB
dc.contributor.authorSmith, H Ren_GB
dc.contributor.authorRowe, Ben_GB
dc.date.accessioned2014-08-01T09:06:28Z-
dc.date.available2014-08-01T09:06:28Z-
dc.date.issued1996-02-02-
dc.identifier.citationWall PG et al. General outbreaks of vero cytotoxin producing Escherichia coli O157 in England and Wales from 1992 to 1994. Commun Dis Rep CDR Rev. 1996;6(2):R26-33en_GB
dc.identifier.issn1350-9349-
dc.identifier.pmid8777442-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/324087-
dc.descriptionWe have reviewed all general outbreaks of infection due to Vero cytotoxin producing Escherichia coli (VTEC) O157 reported in England and Wales from 1992 to 1994. One hundred and seventy-three people were affected in 18 outbreaks, compared with 76 people in seven outbreaks in the preceding three years (1989 to 1991). Outbreaks occurred throughout England and Wales. Thirty-eight per cent of cases were admitted to hospital, 21% developed haemolytic uraemic syndrome, and 3% died. VTEC O157 infection causes particular concern because of its serious complications--haemorrhagic colitis and haemolytic uraemic syndrome, its capacity to spread from person to person as well as by food and water, and its reservoir in dairy and beef cattle.en_GB
dc.description.abstractWe have reviewed all general outbreaks of infection due to Vero cytotoxin producing Escherichia coli (VTEC) O157 reported in England and Wales from 1992 to 1994. One hundred and seventy-three people were affected in 18 outbreaks, compared with 76 people in seven outbreaks in the preceding three years (1989 to 1991). Outbreaks occurred throughout England and Wales. Thirty-eight per cent of cases were admitted to hospital, 21% developed haemolytic uraemic syndrome, and 3% died. VTEC O157 infection causes particular concern because of its serious complications--haemorrhagic colitis and haemolytic uraemic syndrome, its capacity to spread from person to person as well as by food and water, and its reservoir in dairy and beef cattle.-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8777442en_GB
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Communicable disease report. CDR reviewen_GB
dc.subjectCOMMUNICABLE DISEASEen_GB
dc.subjectPUBLIC HEALTHen_GB
dc.subject.meshAdult-
dc.subject.meshAged-
dc.subject.meshBacterial Toxins-
dc.subject.meshChild-
dc.subject.meshChild, Preschool-
dc.subject.meshDiarrhea-
dc.subject.meshDisease Outbreaks-
dc.subject.meshEngland-
dc.subject.meshEscherichia coli-
dc.subject.meshEscherichia coli Infections-
dc.subject.meshHemolytic-Uremic Syndrome-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshPopulation Surveillance-
dc.subject.meshShiga Toxin 1-
dc.subject.meshWales-
dc.titleGeneral outbreaks of vero cytotoxin producing Escherichia coli O157 in England and Wales from 1992 to 1994.en_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentGastrointestinal Diseases Section, PHLS Communicable Disease Surveillance Centre.en_GB
dc.identifier.journalCommunicable disease report. CDR reviewen_GB

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