As at 29 February 2016, 15 cases of hemolytic uremic syndrome with onset between 25 January and 22 February were reported among children between five and 38 months in Romania, and three of them died.
Cases were mostly from southern Romania. Six cases tested positive for Escherichia coli O26 by serology. Fruits, vegetables, meat and dairy products were among the possible common food exposures. Investigations are ongoing in Romania to control the outbreak.
Early findings in outbreak of hemolytic uremic syndrome among young children caused by Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli, Romania, January to February 2016
Euro Surveill. 2016;21(11):pii=30170
Peron E, Zaharia A, Zota L, Severi E, Mårdh O, Usein C, Bălgrădean M, Espinosa L, Jansa J, Scavia G, Rafila A, Serban A, Pistol A.