E.coli O157 and other STEC infections - Public Information Leaflet

Publication Date: 17 December 2017

Health Protection Scotland has reissued information for the public on E. coli O157 and other STEC infections including:

  • What are E. coli O157 and STEC?
  • Where is STEC found?
  • How can infection be avoided?

Some simple but effective precautions include:

  • Washing and drying hands thoroughly using running warm water and liquid soap.
  • Minimising contact with animal faeces.
  • Good food hygiene practices.
  • Not drinking untreated water.

For further guidance on avoiding bugs and germs whilst enjoying Scotland’s outdoors see www.nhsinform.scot/bugs-and-germs

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