Escherichia coli O157:H7

@article{Mead1998EscherichiaCO,
  title={Escherichia coli O157:H7},
  author={P. Mead and P. Griffin},
  journal={The Lancet},
  year={1998},
  volume={352},
  pages={1207-1212}
}
Escherichia coli O157 was first identified as a human pathogen in 1982. One of several Shiga toxin-producing serotypes known to cause human illness, the organism probably evolved through horizontal acquisition of genes for Shiga toxins and other virulence factors. E. coli O157 is found regularly in the faeces of healthy cattle, and is transmitted to humans through contaminated food, water, and direct contact with infected people or animals. Human infection is associated with a wide range of… Expand
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