1996 - E.coli O157 infection in UK
13 December 1996
Disease Outbreak Reported
Between 22 November and 11 December 1996, 396 suspected cases of E.coli 0157 infection were reported to the Scottish Centre for Infection and Environmental Health. A total of 216 cases have been confirmed, with 11 deaths in adults. The source of the outbreak has been attributed to consumption of meat products.