AiM  Vol.4 No.7 , May 2014
Serotypes of Non-O157 Shigatoxigenic Escherichia coli (STEC)
ABSTRACT

Non-O157 STEC has been shown to have a diverse ecological distribution among food-animals. It has been associated with both outbreaks and individual cases of severe illness. This group of the organisms is now considered as a major contributor to human disease. The clinical description of the diseases caused by these organisms is reviewed. The host specificity of these pathogens is described and discussed. These organisms appear widespread among food animals like cattle and sheep, and can therefore affect a range of foods directly from the meat and excretions of these animals being used in farming practices. This article reviews the origins, diversity and pathogenesis of non-O157 STEC.


Cite this paper
Bettelheim, K. and Goldwater, P. (2014) Serotypes of Non-O157 Shigatoxigenic Escherichia coli (STEC). Advances in Microbiology, 4, 377-389. doi: 10.4236/aim.2014.47045.
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