Escherichia coli O157:H7 in free-ranging deer in Nebraska.

  title={Escherichia coli O157:H7 in free-ranging deer in Nebraska.},
  author={David G. Renter and Jan Sargeant and S E Hygnstorm and Justin D. Hoffman and Jerry R. Gillespie},
  journal={Journal of wildlife diseases},
  volume={37 4},
In order to determine the prevalence and distribution of the human pathogen, Escherichia coli O157:H7, in free-ranging deer, hunters were asked to collect and submit fecal samples from deer harvested during a regular firearm season (14-22 November 1998). Prior to the season, 47% of the hunters with permits in the southeastern Nebraska (USA) study area indicated a willingness to participate in the study. Approximately 25% of successful hunters in the area submitted deer fecal samples… CONTINUE READING