A severe outbreak of haemorrhagic colitis and haemolytic uraemic syndrome associated withEscherichia coli 0157: H7 in Japan

@article{Akashi1994ASO,
  title={A severe outbreak of haemorrhagic colitis and haemolytic uraemic syndrome associated withEscherichia coli 0157: H7 in Japan},
  author={Shunji Akashi and Kohsuke Joh and Takeshi Mori and Atsutoshi Tsuji and Hiroshi Ito and Hiroyuki Hoshi and Takashi Hayakawa and Jiro Ihara and Tsuneyasu Abe and Masayuki Hatori and Taizo Nakamura},
  journal={European Journal of Pediatrics},
  year={1994},
  volume={153},
  pages={650-655}
}
In 1990, an outbreak ofEscherichia coli 0157: H7 infection occurred in 174 children in a nursery school in Saitama, Japan. The organism was isolated from tap water supplied from the well in the school. Clinical manifestations varied from asymptomatic infection to non-bloody diarrhoea, haemorrhagic colitis, haemolytic uraemic syndrome (HUS) and death. Among culture-confirmed 42 cases ofE. coli 0157: H7, 7 children were asymptomatic, 21 children had only diarrhoea, and 14 children developed HUS… CONTINUE READING

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