Outbreak of haemolytic uraemic syndrome and bloody diarrhoea due to Escherichia coli O104:H4, south-west France, June 2011

Publié le 30 Juin 2011
Mis à jour le 10 septembre 2019

As of 12:00 28 June 2011, 15 cases of haemolytic uraemic syndrome (HUS) or bloody diarrhoea have been identified in the Gironde, south-west France. Investigations suggest the vehicle of transmission was sprouts, served at an event in Bègles on 8 June 2011. A strain of shiga toxin- producing Escherichia coli O104:H4 has been isolated from five cases. This strain is genetically related to the strain identified in the recent E. coli O104:H4 outbreak in Germany, and shares the same virulence and antimicrobial resistance characteristics. (R.A.)

Auteur : Gault G, Weill FX, Mariani Kurkdjian P, Jourdan Da Silva N, King L, Aldabe B, Charron M, Ong N, Castor C, Mace M, Bingen E, Noel H, Vaillant V, Bone A, Vendrely B, Delmas Y, Combe C, Bercion R, d'Andigne E, Desjardins M, de Valk H, Rolland P
Eurosurveillance, 2011, vol. 16, n°. 26, p. 19905