Long-term survival of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli in cattle effluents and environment: an updated review.

@article{Fremaux2008LongtermSO,
  title={Long-term survival of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli in cattle effluents and environment: an updated review.},
  author={B Fremaux and Claire Prigent-Combaret and Christine Vernozy-Rozand},
  journal={Veterinary microbiology},
  year={2008},
  volume={132 1-2},
  pages={1-18}
}
Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) are one of the most important emergent foodborne pathogens. STEC are common as colonizers in the intestine of healthy cattle and are spread into the environment by fecal shedding or following the surface application of farm effluent on soil. The bacteria can be transmitted to humans through food, such as inadequately cooked ground beef or unpasteurized milk. During the last decade, a wide variety of environmentally related exposures have emerged as… CONTINUE READING

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