Emerging types of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) O178 present in cattle, deer, and humans from Argentina and Germany

@inproceedings{Miko2014EmergingTO,
  title={Emerging types of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) O178 present in cattle, deer, and humans from Argentina and Germany},
  author={Angelika Miko and Marta Rivas and Adriana Bentancor and Sabine Delannoy and Patrick Fach and Lothar Beutin},
  booktitle={Front. Cell. Infect. Microbiol.},
  year={2014}
}
More than 400 serotypes of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) have been implicated in outbreaks and sporadic human diseases. In recent years STEC strains belonging to serogroup O178 have been commonly isolated from cattle and food of bovine origin in South America and Europe. In order to explore the significance of these STEC strains as potential human pathogens, 74 German and Argentinean E. coli O178 strains from animals, food and humans were characterized phenotypically and… CONTINUE READING