Investigation of a national outbreak of STEC Escherichia coli O157 using online consumer panel control methods: Great Britain, October 2014

C. Sinclair, Claire Jenkins, F. Warburton, G. K. Adak, J. P. Harris*

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Abstract

In October 2014, Public Health England (PHE) identified cases of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) serogroup O157 sharing a multiple locus variable-number tandem repeat analysis (MLVA) profile. We conducted a case-control study using multivariable logistic regression to calculate adjusted odds ratios (aOR) and 95% confidence intervals (CI) testing a range of exposures. Cases were defined as laboratory-confirmed STEC O157 with the implicated MLVA profile, were UK residents aged

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)864-871
Number of pages8
JournalEpidemiology and Infection
Volume145
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2017

Keywords

  • Outbreak; panel control methods
  • salad
  • STEC O157

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