Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli O157 in beef and chicken burgers, and chicken carcasses in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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We describe the isolation and characterization of Shiga toxin (Stx)-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) O157:H7 from cooked and uncooked beef and chicken burgers and from chicken carcasses collected during sampling procedures in 2001 and 2002 in Buenos Aires City, Argentina. Of the 24 STEC O157:H7 strains isolated, 20 were recovered from 19 (6.8%) out of 279… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijfoodmicro.2009.03.021

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