E.coli

FDA STATEMENT ON E. COLI 0104 OUTBREAK IN EUROPE

 

 

June 7, 2011 (FDA) -- The U.S. FDA has been in routine contact with the European Union and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to monitor the current outbreak of E. coli O104 and to track any illnesses in the U.S. that may be related to the outbreak.  A deadly new strain of E-coli in Europe has led to deaths of 23 people.  Cases have been reported in several European countries and the U.S. So far, 2200 cases have been reported in 13 countries.