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Prevalence of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli in beef cattle.
A large number of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) strains have caused major outbreaks and sporadic cases of human illnesses, including mild diarrhea, bloody diarrhea, hemorrhagic
Prevalence of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli in beef.
TLDR
Of the 155 STEC serotypes found in beef, 31 and 25 are known to cause HUS and/or other illnesses, respectively, and global testing of beef showed wide ranges of prevalence rates of O157 and non-O157 STEC.
Influence of selective media on successful detection of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli in food, fecal, and environmental samples.
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Evaluated the base media and antibiotics commonly used for STEC detection, focusing on identifying possible antibiotic combinations that effectively inhibit most background bacteria without affecting pathogenic STEC strains in the test sample.
Growth and enrichment medium for detection and isolation of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli in cattle feces.
TLDR
The authors' medium supported growth of and enrichment for a wide range of STEC isolates and tested for toxin production using Vero (African green monkey kidney) cell toxicity assay and agglutination immunoassay.