Escherichia coli O157 infection and secondary spread, Scotland, 1999-2008

Mary E Locking, Kevin G J Pollock, Lesley J Allison, Linda Rae, Mary F Hanson, John M Cowden

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To determine the proportion of Escherichia coli O157 cases in Scotland attributable to secondary spread, we analyzed data obtained through entire-population enhanced surveillance. We identified 11% of cases as secondary. Secondary cases in single households were younger than secondary cases in outbreaks affecting >1 household and had similar risk for hemolytic uremic syndrome.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)524-7
Number of pages4
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2011

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Diarrhea
  • Disease Outbreaks
  • Escherichia coli Infections
  • Escherichia coli O157
  • Female
  • Hemolytic-Uremic Syndrome
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Scotland
  • Young Adult


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