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Euro Surveill. 2010 Feb 11;15(6). pii: 19484.

Outbreaks of gastroenteritis linked to lettuce, Denmark, January 2010.

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Department of Epidemiology, Statens Serum Institut, Copenhagen, Denmark.


At least 11 linked outbreaks of gastroenteritis with a total of 260 cases have occurred in Denmark in mid January 2010. Investigations showed that the outbreaks were caused by norovirus of several genotypes and by enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli. Lettuce of the lollo bionda type grown in France was found to be the vehicle.

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