Scottish STEC cases decline but rates still high

The number of "Shiga toxin-producing E. coli" (STEC) cases in Scotland decreased slightly in 2017 but remains high compared to other UK countries, according to Health Protection Scotland.

A total of 167 cases of E. coli O157 were reported to the agency compared to 181 in 2016. Non-O157 STEC declined from 63 in 2016 to 59 last year.

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