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The ecological habitat and transmission of Escherichia coli O157:H7.
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PMID:  23305397     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Since its first description in 1982, the zoonotic life-threatening Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli O157:H7 has emerged as an important food- and water-borne pathogen that causes diarrhea, hemorrhagic colitis, and hemolytic-uremic syndrome in humans. In the last decade, increases in E. coli O157:H7 outbreaks were associated with environmental contamination in water and through fresh produce such as green leaves or vegetables. Both intrinsic (genetic adaptation) and extrinsic factors may contribute and help E. coli O157:H7 to survive in adverse environments. This makes it even more difficult to detect and monitor food and water safety for public health surveillance. E. coli O157:H7 has evolved behaviors and strategies to persist in the environment. © 2013 Federation of European Microbiological Societies. Published by Blackwell Publishing Ltd. All rights reserved.
Authors:
Samuel Mohammed Chekabab; Judith Paquin-Veillette; Charles M Dozois; Josée Harel
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-1-11
Journal Detail:
Title:  FEMS microbiology letters     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1574-6968     ISO Abbreviation:  FEMS Microbiol. Lett.     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
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Created Date:  2013-1-11     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7705721     Medline TA:  FEMS Microbiol Lett     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2013 Federation of European Microbiological Societies. Published by Blackwell Publishing Ltd. All rights reserved.
Affiliation:
Centre de Recherche en Infectiologie Porcine (CRIP), Université de Montréal, Faculté de Médecine Vétérinaire, Saint-Hyacinthe, Canada.
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