Survival of verocytotoxigenic Escherichia coli O157 in soil, water and on surfaces.

@article{Maule2000SurvivalOV,
  title={Survival of verocytotoxigenic Escherichia coli O157 in soil, water and on surfaces.},
  author={Andy Maule},
  journal={Symposium series},
  year={2000},
  volume={29},
  pages={71S-78S}
}
Cattle and sheep are major reservoirs of Escherichia coli O157 and consequently these and certain other farm animals can pass out large numbers of this organism in their faeces. Thus the ability of the organism to survive in faeces, on pastureland and in associated water systems has important implications for its spread to crops by direct application of… CONTINUE READING