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Latest EU Update on E. coli O104:H4 Outbreak

In the EU/EEA, only two non-HUS STEC cases were reported to have fallen ill within the last 10 days (10 July – 19 July) in Germany. These are two probable cases, not yet confirmed with STEC O104. The last known date of illness onset in a patient with confirmed STEC O104 was 7 July 2011. The last reported date of illness onset among all cases was 12 July 2011.

As of today, the cumulative number of confirmed STEC cases in the EU/EEA is 900. This includes 254 HUS STEC cases and 646 non-HUS STEC cases. Additionally, there are 514 probable HUS STEC and 2 505 probable non-HUS STEC cases, with no confirmation of STEC O104 at present time. In total, in the EU, 43 persons have died of confirmed or probable STEC infection. Of these, 27 were HUS STEC cases and 16 were non-HUS STEC cases. The table below shows the distribution of cumulative probable and confirmed STEC cases per country.

Since the last update, Germany has reported three HUS STEC cases and one HUS STEC death. Other Member States have not reported any HUS or non-HUS cases since the last update.

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