Non-O157 Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli isolated from diarrhoeic calves in Argentina.

@article{Mercado2004NonO157ST,
  title={Non-O157 Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli isolated from diarrhoeic calves in Argentina.},
  author={Elsa C. Mercado and Andrea Karina Gioffr{\'e} and Sabrina M. Rodr{\'i}guez and Angel Cataldi and Kinue Irino and Ana M Elizondo and A. L. Cipolla and Mar{\'i}a Isabel Romano and Rosana C Malena and Marco A M{\'e}ndez},
  journal={Journal of veterinary medicine. B, Infectious diseases and veterinary public health},
  year={2004},
  volume={51 2},
  pages={82-8}
}
Faecal samples from 76 diarrhoeic calves belonging to 36 farms located in the Pampas plain, Argentina, were examined for Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC). A total of 15 STEC strains were isolated from 12 (15.8%) calves which came from six different farms. All stx positive strains assayed by PCR were also positives in the Vero cell cytotoxicity test. The majority (60.0%) of the STEC strains carried the stx(1) gene. Twelve (80.0%) of the STEC isolates which belonged to serotypes O5:H… CONTINUE READING