Waterborne Escherichia coli O157

  title={Waterborne Escherichia coli O157},
  author={Rachel M. Chalmers and Heather Aird and Frederick J. Bolton},
  journal={Journal of Applied Microbiology},
The waterborne route of Vero cytotoxin‐producing E. coli (VTEC) O157 infection was first suggested in two unconnected human cases in 1985. Since then, waterborne VTEC O157 has been identified in sporadic cases and in outbreaks of illness. Recreational waters, private and municipal supplies have been implicated from microbiological, environmental and epidemiological studies of cases. In addition, a research cohort study of farm workers identified exposure to private water supplies as a risk… 
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