Animal Models of Enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli Infection.

  title={Animal Models of Enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli Infection.},
  author={Jennifer M. Ritchie},
  journal={Microbiology spectrum},
  volume={2 4},
The first major outbreaks caused by enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli (EHEC) raised public and medical awareness of the risks associated with acquiring this potentially deadly infection. The widespread presence of these organisms in the environment, the severity of the clinical sequelae, and the lack of treatment options and effective preventive measures demand that we obtain a better understanding of how this group of organisms cause disease. Animal models allow study of the processes and… CONTINUE READING
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