Outbreak of Escherichia coli O157 phage type 2 infection associated with eating precooked meats.


Fourteen cases of Escherichia coli O157 infection were reported to the consultant in communicable disease control in Sunderland Health Authority in August 1995. E. coli O157 phage type 2, Vero cytotoxin 2 was isolated from the faeces of ten cases. Nine of the isolates were indistinguishable by Vero cytotoxin subtyping and analysis of chromosomal DNA. Two… (More)


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