E. coli infection is a urinary tract infection is caused by micro-organisms, usually a bacteria called Escherichia coli (E. coli).
STEC outbreaks are not common, though it?s likely that small outbreaks occur from time to time, which go unrecognised. ETEC causes 11-15% of cases of traveler's diarrhea in persons visiting developing countries and 30-45% of cases of traveler's diarrhea among those visiting Mexico.
The infected person needs to be isolated with strict infection control procedures because the infective dose is very small. The main aim of treatment is to replace fluid and electrolyte loss.
There is a wide range of diagnostic practices used for testing for STEC. These practices lead to vastly different notification rates between individual jurisdictions, per 100,000 population.