CDC surveillance data show risks of E. coli infections

11/20/2009 | Medscape (free registration)

Data from the CDC's FoodNet surveillance program showed young children and females infected with Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli 0157 were at higher risk of developing hemolytic uremic syndrome. Researchers said among patients with HUS, those age 60 and older had an elevenfold higher death rate than those younger than 5 years.

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