The most common form of this pathogen
is Shigatoxigenic E. coli (STEC) serotype
O157:H7. In 2019 there were 539 confirmed
cases of food poisoning caused by STEC O157
in England and Wales, with nearly one-third
of those in England being hospitalised.
However, an increasing number of infections
are now caused by non-O157 STEC, causing
uncertainty about the disease and the methods
of controlling it.
This work will help identify different and emerging strains of STEC, predict the likelihood and severity of the disease, and, ultimately, prevent it from spreading.
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