Outbreaks of E. coli O104:H4 infection: update 30

The number of new cases of Escherichia coli O104:H4 infection in Germany and France is much diminished. The figures reflect some delayed reporting, and the evidence indicates that the outbreak, which took 50 lives in Germany alone, is nearly over.

WHO/Europe will continue to monitor developments with its partner organizations and, when appropriate, report on this web site on the progress of investigations into the source of the infection.

In total, the table shows that 16 countries in Europe and North America had reported 4075 cases and 50 deaths as of 21 July at 18:00 CET.

Country
HUS
EHEC
 Cases Deaths
 Cases  Deaths
Austria 1
 0 4
0
Canada  0 0
 1  0
Czech Republic 0
 0 1
 0
Denmark 10 0
15  0
France 7
0
10
0
Germany
 857  32  3078* 16
Greece 0
 0  1 0
Luxembourg 1
 0 1
0
Netherlands 4
 0 7
0
Norway 0
0
1
0
Poland 2
0
1  0
Spain 1
 0 1
0
Sweden 18
1
35
0
Switzerland 0
0
5
0
United Kingdom 3
0
4 0
United States of America  4 1
 2 0
 Total  908  34  3167  16

* Only includes cases that meet the European Union case definition (as of 7 July 2011 onwards).