Outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) O26 paediatric haemolytic uraemic syndrome (HUS) cases associated with the consumption of soft raw cow's milk cheeses, France, March to May 2019

Publié le 30 Mai 2019
Mis à jour le 25 octobre 2019

We report an outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) associated paediatric haemolytic uraemic syndrome linked to the consumption of raw cow's milk soft cheeses. From 25 March to 27 May 2019, 16 outbreak cases infected with STEC O26 (median age: 22 months) were identified. Interviews and trace-back investigations using loyalty cards identified the consumption of raw milk cheeses from a single producer. Trace-forward investigations revealed that these cheeses were internationally distributed.

Auteur : Jones Gabrielle, Lefèvre Sophie, Donguy Marie-Pierre, Nisavanh Athinna, Terpant Garance, Fougère Erica, Vaissière Emmanuelle, Guinard Anne, Mailles Alexandra, de Valk Henriette, Fila Marc, Tanné Corentin, Le Borgne Caroline, Weill François-Xavier, Bonacorsi Stéphane, Jourdan-Da Silva Nathalie, Mariani-Kurkdjian Patricia
Eurosurveillance, 2019, vol. 24, n°. 22, p. 1-4