• Europe sees large drop in E. coli infections in 2020

    2 monthes ago - By Food Safety

    There was a big fall in the number of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli infections in Europe in 2020, according to recently published data.
    In 2020, 4,824 confirmed STEC infections were reported. This is down from 8,339 in 2019. STEC infection is mainly acquired through consumption of contaminated food or water and contact with animals or their feces.
    Data on STEC infections were reported by 29 countries. Notification is voluntary in Belgium, France, Luxembourg, and Spain or based on another type of system in Italy.
    Germany with 1,409 and Ireland with 734 had the most infections, accounting...
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