Undercooked ground beef and person-to-person transmission as major risk factors for sporadic hemolytic uremic syndrome related to shiga-toxin producing escherchia coli infections in children in france

Publié le 1 Juillet 2009
Mis à jour le 5 juillet 2019

In a prospective matched case-control study of sporadic pediatric hemolytic uremic syndrome related to Shiga-toxin producing Escherichia coli infection in France, eating undercooked ground beef, contact with a person with diarrhea, and drinking well water during the summer period were identified as risk factors. Prevention efforts in France should focus on reducing not only food-borne but also person-to-person transmission.(R.A.)

Auteur : Vaillant V, Espie E, de Valk H, Durr U, Barataud D, Bouvet P, Grimont F, Desenclos JC
The Pediatric infectious disease journal, 2009, vol. 28, n°. 7, p. 650-3