E. coli — Norway
Norwegian authorities are investigating an outbreak of _E. coli_ where 4 people have developed hemolytic uremic syndrome.
The Norwegian Institute of Public Health (Folkehelseinstituttet) has identified the same type of enterohemorrhagic _E. coli_ (EHEC) in 3 people since August 2019, and investigations are ongoing for 2 other cases. The outbreak is caused by Shiga toxin-producing _E. coli_ O?: H2 (stx2a, eae, ehxA) infection as no O-group has been identified.
The EHEC pathotype is