Prevalence of bovine verotoxin-producing Escherichia coli in Argentina

  title={Prevalence of bovine verotoxin-producing Escherichia coli in Argentina},
  author={Marcelo E. Sanz and Miguel Vi{\~n}as and Alberto Ernesto Parma},
  journal={European Journal of Epidemiology},
Faecal swabs obtained from 126 calves and 118 cows in Argentina were investigated for the presence of verotoxin-producing Escherichia coli (VTEC). VTEC strains were recovered from 10 (23%) of 43 calves with diarrhoea, from 24 (29%) of 83 healthy calves, from 40 (44%) of 91 healthy cows waiting at the slaughterhouse, and from 6 (22%) of 27 healthy grazing cattle. PCR showed that 21 (9%) of animals carried VT1+ strains, 49 (20%) VT2+ strains and 10 (4%) VT1+ VT2+ strains. VT1+ strains… CONTINUE READING

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