As I said last week, I have the great honor to once again speak before the Royal Society for Public Health in London next month. My Power Point is due (two days ago), but I got a bit distracted by my twitter challenge and “kid stuff” over the weekend. I did, however, have time to read Dr. Hugh Pennington’s report on the 2005 E. coli O157:H7 Outbreak.  It is a through report and one that is applicable regardless on which side of "the pond" you are on.  It was also sad, but helpful, to have a human face on the one death that occurred in this outbreak – Mason Jones.