A prospective case–control and molecular epidemiological study of human cases of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli in New Zealand

@inproceedings{Jaros2013APC,
  title={A prospective case–control and molecular epidemiological study of human cases of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli in New Zealand},
  author={Patricia Jaros and Adrian L Cookson and Donald M. Campbell and Thomas E Besser and Smriti Shringi and Graham Mackereth and Esther Li Ping Lim and Liza D. Lopez and Muriel Dufour and Jonathan C Marshall and Michael G. Baker and Steve C. Hathaway and Deborah J Prattley and Nigel P French},
  booktitle={BMC infectious diseases},
  year={2013}
}
BACKGROUND Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) O157:H7 and related non-O157 STEC strains are enteric pathogens of public health concern worldwide, causing life-threatening diseases. Cattle are considered the principal hosts and have been shown to be a source of infection for both foodborne and environmental outbreaks in humans. The aims of this study were to investigate risk factors associated with sporadic STEC infections in humans in New Zealand and to provide epidemiological… CONTINUE READING
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