E. coli — Norway
The Norwegian Institute of Public Health (NIPH), or Folkehelseinstituttet, reported the 1st death in a child from hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) from E. coli in more than a decade. The child, from Oslo municipality, was under 2 years of age. The source of the infections was not published.
Hilde Marie Lund, with the NIPH, said deaths in children related to HUS caused by EHEC infection are very unusual. In fact, the last death was reported in 2009, Dr Lund noted.
In 2019, 511 cases of