First detection of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli in shellfish and coastal environments of Morocco.

@article{Bennani2011FirstDO,
  title={First detection of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli in shellfish and coastal environments of Morocco.},
  author={M. Bennani and Samira Badri and Tarik Baibai and Nadia Oubrim and M. Hassar and N. K. Cohen and Hamid Amarouch},
  journal={Applied biochemistry and biotechnology},
  year={2011},
  volume={165 1},
  pages={290-9}
}
Shiga toxin Escherichia coli (STEC), also called verotoxin-producing E. coli, is a major cause of food-borne illness, capable of causing hemorrhagic colitis and hemolytic-uremic syndrome (HUS). This study was carried out to evaluate the presence of (STEC) and E. coli O157:H7 in shellfish and Mediterranean coastal environments of Morocco. The contamination of shellfish and marine environment with Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) and E. coli O157:H7, was investigated during 2007 and 2008. A… CONTINUE READING