Emerging foodborne pathogens: enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli.

  title={Emerging foodborne pathogens: enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli.},
  author={William F. Nauschuetz},
  journal={Clinical laboratory science : journal of the American Society for Medical Technology},
  volume={11 5},
In 1982, a new pathogen caused an outbreak of hemorrhagic colitis in this country. This new pathogen, Escherichia coli O157:H7, was not a known enteropathogen prior to this time. Since 1982, this organism has become the most commonly isolated pathogen from patients with bloody stools. Health officials estimate that E. coli O157:H7 causes 20,000 cases of hemorrhagic colitis annually in the U.S. Approximately 5% of all hemorrhagic colitis patients experience serious sequelae involving hemolytic… CONTINUE READING


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