Communicable Disease Surveillance: Monthly

E. Coli, Shiga Toxin-Producing

0Feb 2023

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Story Behind the Curve

Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) are bacteria that can contaminate some types of food, including leafy greens and raw or undercooked beef. Many people in the United States get sick from STEC infections each year. These infections can be severe, leading to hospitalization and sometimes death. Interventions in food production, processing, storage, and preparation can lead to fewer infections.

What Works

Food Safety Training

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