France- Escherichia coli O26: HUS increases investigated in France

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Public Health France is currently investigating an increase in the number of children with hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS).

As of May 6, 2019, 16 children infected with Escherichia coli serogroup O26 are being investigated by Public Health France and the National Reference Center (CNR) E. coli  and its associated laboratory (Institut Pasteur, Paris, and Laboratoire de microbiology of Robert Debré Hospital, Paris). Fifteen children had HUS and one child had uncomplicated diarrhea.

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