Health Protection Scotland and the Scottish Agricultural College have re-issued their E. coli O157 advice to help rural residents and visitors reduce the risk of E. coli O157 infection from countryside exposures. Full information is available on the HPS website at Footnote: Information on E. coli O157, including a link to new Guidance on the Public Health Management of VTEC in Scotland, and a surveillance report with provisional figures for 2008, can also be found on the HPS website.