Zoonotic potential of Escherichia coli isolates from retail chicken meat products and eggs.

@article{Mitchell2015ZoonoticPO,
  title={Zoonotic potential of Escherichia coli isolates from retail chicken meat products and eggs.},
  author={Natalie Michelle Mitchell and James R. Johnson and Brian D Johnston and Roy Curtiss and M Mellata},
  journal={Applied and environmental microbiology},
  year={2015},
  volume={81 3},
  pages={1177-87}
}
Chicken products are suspected as a source of extraintestinal pathogenic Escherichia coli (ExPEC), which causes diseases in humans. The zoonotic risk to humans from chicken-source E. coli is not fully elucidated. To clarify the zoonotic risk posed by ExPEC in chicken products and to fill existing knowledge gaps regarding ExPEC zoonosis, we evaluated the prevalence of ExPEC on shell eggs and compared virulence-associated phenotypes between ExPEC and non-ExPEC isolates from both chicken meat and… CONTINUE READING