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E. coli EHEC - Israel (02): (Hadarom) First report, kibbutz nursery, petting zoo suspected

An outbreak of VTEC infections involving seven cases of diarrhea and three HUS is ongoing in Israel. The episode has been associated with a visit to a petting farm and highlights the importance of such a mode of transmission of infections. This is the first documented report of a VTEC infections outbreak in Israel according to the reporting authority.

PRO/AH/EDR> E. coli EHEC - Israel (02): (HD) 1st rep, kibbutz nursery, petting zoo susp
Data: 5 maggio 2016 15:53:01 CEST
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Published 05-06-2016 in Focus on , last update 05-06-2016 More...



5th Annual Scientific Congress on zoonoses, foodborne and waterborne diseases – Protection of public and animal health

 The Slovak Focal point for EFSA would like to invite you to the

5th Annual Scientific Congress on zoonoses, foodborne and waterborne diseases - Protection of public and animal health .

Congress will take place in Hotel Falkensteiner, Bratislava, Slovak Republic, from 18th to 20th of October, 2016.

The main aim of the congress is to provoke an open discussion on the topics in relation to the zoonoses, foodborne and waterborne diseases. The congress is free of charge.

All participants who wish to participate at the congress are required to register via email by sending the filled in registration form to by the 30th of June, 2016....

Published 04-22-2016 in Focus on , last update 04-22-2016 More...


10th International Symposium on Shiga Toxin (Verocytotoxin) producing Escherichia coli Infections

 Local Organising Committee is happy to announce that the

10th International Symposium on VTEC

will take place in Florence (Italy) on May 6th - 9th, 2018.

Italy is proud to host the next world congress on VTEC, in one of the most beautiful cities in the world. This triennial event represents the main opportunity for the VTEC community to share the latest research in this field and to gather together scientists of all areas of investigation in a one-health perspective. It will also be an amazing opportunity for networking, to reinforce the liaisons already in place or to grow up new scientific consortia around common research interests in a unique setting of art, history and excellent food and...

Published 04-21-2016 in Focus on , last update 04-21-2016 More...


VTEC O157 infections associated with a visit to a goat farm in the USA

An outbreak of VTEC O157 involving more than 40 cases of infections identified among visitors to a goat farm. The investigators report that the cases apparently are not linked to the consumption of milk and dairy products sold at the farm suggesting the contact with animals or contaminated environment may be have been the cause. These outbreaks further underline the importance of these routes of transmission of VTEC infections and the need of both implementing preventive hygiene measures and providing information on the potential risk to people attending such settings.

PRO/AH/EDR> E. coli EHEC - USA (13): (CT) O157, goat farm exposure
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Published 04-13-2016 in Focus on , last update 04-13-2016 More...


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