Geographical association between livestock density and human Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli O157 infections.

@article{Friesema2011GeographicalAB,
  title={Geographical association between livestock density and human Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli O157 infections.},
  author={I. H. M. Friesema and Jan van de Kassteele and C. M. DE JAGER and A. Heuvelink and Wilfrid van Pelt},
  journal={Epidemiology and infection},
  year={2011},
  volume={139 7},
  pages={
          1081-7
        }
}
Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) bacteria can cause outbreaks and sporadic cases of gastroenteritis in humans. Ruminants are seen as the main reservoir. The aim of this study was to evaluate the spatial association between reported human STEC O157 infections in The Netherlands and different livestock densities. Data were collected at the municipality level and a spatial regression analysis was performed. Between April 1999 and December 2008, 409 symptomatic sporadic cases were… CONTINUE READING

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