Researchers describe non-O157 STEC outbreak traced to salad

Researchers in Finland have detailed an E. coli outbreak in 2016 with more than 230 cases linked to rocket salad, known as arugula salad by U.S. consumers.

In August 2016, an outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) and enteropathogenic E. coli (EPEC) with 237 cases occurred in the Helsinki area of Finland. Gastroenteritis cases were reported at 11 of 12 events between Aug. 19 and 21 that were served by one catering company.

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