Public Health England (PHE) has been investigating a national outbreak of a rare strain of E. coli O157 that was identified by PHE’s whole genome sequencing (WGS) technology. There have been 161 cases of this strain of E. coli identified (England 154, Wales 6 and Scotland 1). As the latest date of onset in a primary case is 5 July, this outbreak has now been declared over.

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