VTEC/E. coli O157 Action Plan for Scotland, 2013-2017

An Action Plan setting out recommendations to tackle the transmission of VTEC/E. coli O157 infection.


This section includes references that provide general further reading on VTEC (marked *). A fuller selection of references (including legislation, regulations, and all specific reports and papers etc cited as footnotes in the Action Plan) are listed in the Online Appendix, which can be accessed at http://www.hps.scot.nhs.uk/giz/vteco157actionplan.aspx.

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1. *Scottish Executive Health Department/Food Standards Agency (Scotland). Report of the E. coli O157 Task Force. Edinburgh: The Stationery Office, 2001

2. Price Waterhouse Cooper. Health Protection Scotland; Stage 2 Review of Selected Task Force Recommendation on E. coli O157 in Scotland (Follow up to Health Protection Scotland Progress Statement - 2007). PwC, 2009.

3. *Health Protection Network. Guidance for the Public Health Management of Infection with Verotoxigenic Escherichia coli (VTEC). Health Protection Network Scottish Guidance 3 (Second Edition). Health Protection Scotland, Glasgow, 2013.

4. *Tarr PI, Gordon CA, Chandler WL. Shiga-toxin-producing Escherichia coli and haemolytic uraemic syndrome. Lancet 2005; 365: 1073-86.

5. Public Health Etc (Scotland) Act 2008. http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Health/NHS-Scotland/publicact; for Implementation Guidance see http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Health/NHS-Scotland/publicact/Implementation/Timetable3333.

6. *Scottish Government/Health Protection Network. Management of Public Health Incidents. Guidance on the Roles and Responsibilities of NHS led Incident Management Teams. SG/HPN, October 2011.

7. *Health Protection Network and Health Protection Scotland. Infection Prevention and Control in Childcare Settings (Day Care and Childminding Settings). HPS, 2011.

8. *The Pennington Group: Report on the circumstances leading to the 1996 outbreak of infection with E.coli O157 in Central Scotland, the implications for food safety and the lessons learned. Edinburgh: The Stationery Office, 1997.

9. Scottish Executive. Prevention of Environmental Pollution From Agricultural Activity (the PEPFAA Code). Scottish Executive, Edinburgh, 2005.


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