Bayesian estimation of true prevalence, sensitivity and specificity of three diagnostic tests for detection of Escherichia coli O157 in cattle feces.

Abstract

Cattle are a reservoir for Escherichia coli O157 and they shed the pathogen in their feces. Fecal contaminants on the hides can be transferred onto carcasses during processing at slaughter plants, thereby serving as a source of foodborne infection in humans. The detection of E. coli O157 in cattle feces is based on culture, immunological, and molecular… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.prevetmed.2017.10.002

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@article{Ekong2017BayesianEO, title={Bayesian estimation of true prevalence, sensitivity and specificity of three diagnostic tests for detection of Escherichia coli O157 in cattle feces.}, author={Pius Stephen Ekong and Michael W. Sanderson and Nora M Bello and Lance W. Noll and Natalia Cernicchiaro and David G. Renter and Jianfa Bai and Tiruvoor G. Nagaraja}, journal={Preventive veterinary medicine}, year={2017}, volume={148}, pages={21-27} }