[Enterotoxigenic, verotoxigenic, and necrotoxigenic Escherichia coli in food and clinical samples. Role of animals as reservoirs of strains pathogenic for humans].


Toxigenic Escherichia coli of human and animal origin have been classified into three categories: enterotoxigenic E. coli (ETEC), verotoxigenic E. coli (VTEC), and necrotoxigenic E. coli (NTEC), ETEC are a major cause of infant diarrhoea in less-developed countries and frequently cause colibacillosis in domestic animals. Human ETEC strains may synthesize LT… (More)


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