Occurrence: in the intestine of humans and warm-blooded animals. Infection by food, infected persons, water or contact with animals. Resistant to low pH.
Incubation time: 1-10 days.
Symptoms: stomach pain and diarrhea. For some, especially for children, the aftermath of HUS can destroy the kidneys and cause death.
Causes of outbreaks: insufficiently heated hamburgers, unpasteurized milk, juice, vegetables, cold smoked and fermented sausage etc.
Prevention: heat food properly, burgers should be cooked through, wash hands after contact with animals and do not drink unpasteurized milk.