E. Coli Infection Outbreak

Tim tim at microbes.demon.co.uk
Sun Dec 1 05:43:27 EST 1996


In article <Bob-3011962103540001 at news.demon.co.uk>, Rob Cowie
<Bob at szazbo.demon.co.uk> writes
>Does anyone have any information about the recent outbreak of E. Coli
>infection in Lanarkshire, Scotland? 

Promed gives a website of:
http://www.outbreak.org/cgi-reg/dynaserve.exe/ecoliscot.html

but I have been unable to enter the site, because it requires a
password. Can anybody tell me how I should legimately attain one?

While on the subject, The Times (UK) stated that the recent outbreak of
_E.coli_ O157:H7 was a result of unhygenic conditions at a meat
wholesaler. I have been unable to find any reference to this. The last
update of the IASR pages in Japan sais that only 2 of the local
incidences of O157 had been positively linked to food, and one of these
implicated dried bonito shavings.

Any further information or references on the Japanese outbreak would be
appreciated.

-- 
Tim Williams
working for, but not necessarily reflecting the views of
PHLS Southampton 

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