Team:IIT Madras/Facts


Indian Institute of Technology Madras

Facts and Statistics

  • Shiga toxin has claimed the lives of more than 1 million people worldwide. More than 150 million people each year are affected by the toxin directly, or indirectly.
  • In 2011 alone, more than 3,700 people were infected and 45 died, in Germany and Western Europe.
  • Shiga toxin induced kidney damage, is the major cause of acute pediatric renal failure, and 30% of survivors experience permanent kidney damage.