E.coli O157 & Haemolytic Uraemic Syndrome

56 cases of HUS in French outbreak.

16th May 2022

French authorities indicate that there are now 56 cases of Haemolytic Uraemic Syndrome (HUS) linked the outbreak of Nestlé Buitoni Fraich’UP frozen pizza. 55 of these cases were children.

54 cases are related to STEC O26 strain, and 2 to STEC O103 strain.

It is thought that the dough used to make them may have caused the problem.  Sadly, two children have died.  See Link below:

Investigation of clustered cases of hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) and Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) infections related to the consumption of Buitoni® brand Fraîch'Up pizzas. Update on the situation as of 4 May 2022.

Some experts are arguing that the number of STEC cases are considerably higher as in most outbreaks, to have this number of HUS cases, you would need approximately 500 people affected.

The French system of reporting appears to concentrate on the number of reported HUS cases rather than identifying all of the STEC cases.

It was reported on Thursday 12th May 2022 by a spokesperson for the Paris Prosecutor’s Office, that an investigation was opened on charges of the involuntary manslaughter of one person, the injuring of 14 others and breaches of food safety requirements.

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