Isolation and characterization of Escherichia coli O157 from retail beef and bovine feces in Thailand.


Antibody to Escherichia coli O157 lipopolysaccharide was detected in the sera of healthy individuals more frequently in Southern Thailand than in Japan. The result suggested possible exposure of Thai people to E. coli O157. E. coli O157:H7 or O157:H(-) was isolated from four of 95 retail beef and one of 55 bovine feces samples collected in Southern Thailand… (More)