Virulence Properties of Shiga Toxin-Producing Escherichia coli Isolated from Cases of Bovine Mastitis in Brazil

@inproceedings{Kobori2005VirulencePO,
  title={Virulence Properties of Shiga Toxin-Producing Escherichia coli Isolated from Cases of Bovine Mastitis in Brazil},
  author={D. Kobori and Everlon Cid Rigobelo and Cristina Ribeiro Macedo and Jos{\'e} Moacir Marin and Fernando Ant{\^o}nio de {\'A}vila},
  year={2005}
}
Mastitis is a major problem in dairy farms and E. coli mastitis especially is a major disease in cows (1) because of the latter increasing incidence and severe symptoms (16). The concept of E. coli mastitis is that the organisms live in the environment and contaminate the teats probably as a result of fecal contamination (20). Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) isolates are an important group of food-borne pathogens that can cause severe gastrointestinal diseases in humans and complications… CONTINUE READING

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