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10 Jun 2011 One Case of E. coli O104 in Scotland

One case of E. coli O104 associated with the ongoing outbreak in Germany has been identified in a patient in Scotland.

The patient, who has recently travelled to Germany, has not been admitted to hospital and has not developed HUS*. HPS will not release any further information on this patient.

Further details on E.coli and surveillance measures in Scotland are available at and

Information on the total number of UK cases is available from

*Haemolytic-uraemic syndrome (HUS) is a disorder that usually occurs when an infection, usually E. coli, in the digestive system produces toxic substances that can get into the blood stream and cause kidney disease.