Studies on verotoxigenic Escherichia coli O157 in Swedish cattle From sampling to disease spread modelling


Verotoxigenic Escherichia coli O157:H7 (VTEC O157) is an important zoonotic pathogen capable of causing infections in humans, sometimes with severe symptoms such as hemorrhagic colitis and hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS). Cattle are considered to be the main reservoir of the bacterium. In this thesis, sampling strategies to detect VTEC O157 in a cattle herd… (More)


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