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Volume 17, Number 3—March 2011

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Escherichia coli O157 Infection and Secondary Spread, Scotland, 1999–2008

Mary E. LockingComments to Author , Kevin G.J. Pollock, Lesley J. Allison, Linda Rae, Mary F. Hanson, and John M. Cowden
Author affiliations: Author affiliations: Health Protection Scotland, Glasgow, Scotland (M.E. Locking, K.G.J. Pollock, L. Rae, J.M. Cowden); Scottish E. coli O157/VTEC Reference Laboratory, Edinburgh, Scotland (L.J. Allison, M.F. Hanson)

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Rates per 100,000 population of laboratory-confirmed culture-positive Escherichia coli O157 cases, by country, United Kingdom, 1984–2008. Data outside Scotland courtesy of Health Protection Agency London, and Public Health Agency Belfast; figures for England, Wales, and Northern Ireland are verotoxin-positive cases only. Data for 2008 outside Scotland are provisional.

Figure 1. Rates per 100,000 population of laboratory-confirmed culture-positive Escherichia coli O157 cases, by country, United Kingdom, 1984–2008. Data outside Scotland courtesy of Health Protection Agency London, and Public Health Agency Belfast; figures for England, Wales, and Northern Ireland are verotoxin-positive cases only. Data for 2008 outside Scotland are provisional.

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