<em>E. coli</em> O104 Session to be Held at IAFP 2011
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Des Moines, Iowa (July 12, 2011) - IAFP will hold a Late Breaking Session titled "E. coli O104 Outbreak in Europe - Update and Dialogue" on Tuesday, August 2, 2011 as part of IAFP 2011, the Annual Meeting of the International Association for Food Protection in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
The session, scheduled from 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon, will begin with a 90-minute symposium with leading authorities from Europe speaking on issues related to the outbreak. The symposium will be followed by a 90-minute roundtable with additional experts joining speakers for discussion and audience participation. This roundtable is an excellent opportunity to hear first-hand about the latest progress of this investigation.
The recent outbreak of the E. coli strain STEC O104:H4, the most deadly on record, is responsible for at least 48 deaths and has infected more than 4,000 people in Europe and the U.S.
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