18 sick: E. coli O157 outbreak in Sweden

(Thanks to our Swedish correspondent for passing this along; something may be lost in translation)

Since September, 16 cases of E. coli O157 have occurred in Sweden, and three have developed hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS).

As of today, a further two cases have been linked to the outbreak using whole genome sequencing.

Tracking suspect foods are ongoing and relevant infectious disease units, NFA, National Veterinary Institute, Agriculture and Public Health Agency are working together to investigate possible links and causes.