FoodNet Fast: Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (HUS) Surveillance Tool FAQ

FoodNet Fast’s HUS Surveillance Tool lets you see how rates of HUS have changed in FoodNet’s surveillance area since 1997, and how these rates compare with rates of Shiga-toxin producing E. coli (STEC) infection.

HUS is a serious condition that can lead to kidney failure, permanent health problems, and even death. HUS is most often triggered by STEC infection, in particular STEC O157. Among children younger than 18 who develop HUS, about 80% have STEC infection. FoodNet conducts surveillance for physician-diagnosed pediatric post-diarrheal HUS cases.

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