Short communication: characterization of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli isolated from newborn, milk-fed, and growing calves in Argentina.

Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) cause foodborne pathogenic disease that is shed in the feces of cattle. The aim of this study was to evaluate how early young calves are colonized by STEC strains, potentially pathogenic for humans, and the prevalence in different calf categories. From 808 rectal swabs analyzed by PCR, 38% were stx positive. The… CONTINUE READING