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Verocytotoxin-producing Escherichia coli, Japan, 1999–2004

By Mio Sakuma, Mitsuyoshi Urashima and Nobuhiko Okabe


In 1999, an infectious disease prevention law was enacted in Japan that affected the nationwide infectious surveillance system. A total of 19,304 laboratory-confirmed verocytotoxin-producing Escherichia coli cases were reported through 2004. The annual incidence was 2.74/100,000 population; its fluctuation over time and space was associated with climate, socioeconomic, and population factors

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Publisher: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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