Vally, Hassan; Hall, Gillian; Dyda, Amalie; Raupach , Jane; Knope, Katrina; Combs, Barry G; Desmarchelier, Patricia
Background: Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) are an important cause of gastroenteritis in Australia and worldwide and can also result in serious sequelae such as haemolytic uraemic syndrome (HUS). In this paper we describe the epidemiology of STEC in Australia using the latest available data. Methods. National and state notifications data, as well as data on serotypes, hospitalizations, mortality and outbreaks were examined. Results: For the 11 year period 2000 to 2010, the overall...[Show more]
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