Following the outbreak of haemolytic uraemic syndrome (HUS) on June 2011 in south-western France, household transmission due to Escherichia coli O104:H4 was suspected for two cases who developed symptoms 9 and 10 days after onset of symptoms of the index case. The analysis of exposures and of the incubation period is in favour of a secondary transmission within the family. Recommendations should be reinforced to prevent person-to-person transmission within households.
Auteur : Aldabe B, Delmas Y, Gault G, Vendrely B, Llanas B, Charron M, Castor C, Ong N, Weill FX, Mariani Kurkdjian P, Terrier F, Desjardin M, Simoes J, Le Bihan B, Combe C, Rolland P
Eurosurveillance, 2011, vol. 16, n°. 31