E coli

Recent News

Jul 21, 2016

Foodborne Disease Scan for Jul 21, 2016

Pig roast Salmonella cluster
Hawaii hepatitis outbreak grows
E coli in UK
Jul 01, 2016

News Scan for Jul 01, 2016

More E coli linked to flour
Variant H1N2 flu cases
H5N6 outbreak in Vietnam
Jun 16, 2016
MRSA plates

Feds detail range of steps to limit antibiotic resistance

Steps include added lab capacity, a sequencing database, and boosts for drug development.

Jun 16, 2016

Food Outbreak Scan for Jun 16, 2016

Foodborne illness patterns
Salmonella in turtles
Jun 13, 2016

News Scan for Jun 13, 2016

Flour confirmed as E coli source
MCR-1 in Japan and Colombia
Chikungunya tops 2M cases
Jun 01, 2016

News Scan for Jun 01, 2016

Guinea free of Ebola
Flour E coli details
Chikungunya in Texas
Mosquito infections and malaria
May 31, 2016
Sifting flour

Multistate E coli outbreak prompts General Mills flour recall

Half of the sick people interviewed had made something homemade with flour before becoming ill, with some using a General Mills brand.

May 24, 2016
E coli bacteria

Study: Different resistant E coli strains can cross-protect

Two strains of bacteria resistant to different antibiotics can protect each other when both drugs are present, the study finds.

May 06, 2016

News Scan for May 06, 2016

Yellow fever in Africa
MCR-1 in UK livestock
Apr 14, 2016
bacteria culture

CDC: Testing changes may slow foodborne outbreak detection

To preserve cultures as a key disease detection tool, the CDC recommends that labs do them whenever the faster test suggests a bacterial infection.

Resources & Literature

Recent Literature

Adams NL, Byrne L, Smith GA, et al. Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli O157, England and Wales, 1983-2012. Emerg Infect Dis 2016 (published online Feb 29)

Brandal LT, Wester AL, Lange H, et al. Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli infections in Norway, 1992-2012: characterization of isolates and identification of risk factors for haemolytic uremic syndrome. BMC Infect Dis 2015 (online Aug 11)

Curran K, Heiman KE, Singh T, et al. Outbreak of Escherichia coli O157:H7 infections associated with dairy education event attendance — Whatcom County, Washington, 2015. (Notes from the field) MMWR 2015 Oct 30;64(42):1202-3

Freedman ST, Xie J, Neufeld MS, et al. Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli infection, antibiotics, and risk of developing hemolytic uremic syndrome: a meta-analysis. Clin Infect Dis 2016 (published online Feb 24)

Garvey P, Carroll A, McNamara E, et al. Serogroup-specific seasonality of verotoxigenic Escherichia coli, Ireland. (Letter) Emerg Infect Dis 2016 (published online Feb 25)

Johnson JR, Thuras P, Johnston BD, et al. The pandemic H30 subclone of Escherichia coli sequence type 131 (ST131) is associated with persistent infections and adverse outcomes independently from its multi-drug resistance and associations with compromised hosts. Clin Infect Dis 2016 (published online Mar 29)

Kanayama A, Yahata Y, Arima Y, et al. Enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli outbreaks related to childcare facilities in Japan, 2010-2013. BMC Infect Dis 2015 Nov 20;15:539

Kim JC, Chui L, Wang Y, et al. Expansion of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli by use of bovine antibiotic growth promoters. Emerg Infect Dis 2016 (published online Apr 6)

Launders N, Byrne L, Jenkins C, et al. Disease severity of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli O157 and factors influencing the development of typical haemolytic uraemic syndrome: a retrospective cohort study, 2009-2012. BMJ Open 2016 (published online Jan 29)

Newitt S, MacGregor V, Robbins V, et al. Two linked enteroinvasive Escherichia coli outbreaks, Nottingham, UK, June 2014. Emerg Infect Dis 2016 (published online Jun 9)

Peron E, Zaharia A, Zota LC, et al. Early findings in outbreak of haemolytic uraemic syndrome among young children caused by Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli, Romania, January to February 2016. Euro Surveill 2016 March 17;21(11):pii=30170

Rowell S, King C, Jenkins C, et al. An outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli serogroup O157 linked to a lamb-feeding event. Epidemiol Infect 2016 (published online Jun 14)

Saez-Lopez E, Guiral E, Fernandez-Orth D, et al. Vaginal versus obstetric infection Escherichia coli isolates among pregnant women: antimicrobial resistance and genetic virulence profile. PLoS One 2016 Jan 19;11(1):e0146531

Shakerian A, Rahimi E, Emad P. Vegetables and restaurant salads as a reservoir for Shiga toxigenic Escherichia coli: distribution of virulence factors, O-serogroups, and antibiotic resistance properties. J Food Prot 2016 Jul;79(7):1154-60

Song L, Zhao M, Liu J, et al. Prevalence and antibiotic resistance profiles of extended-spectrum beta-lactamase–producing Escherichia coli isolated from healthy broilers in Shandong Province, China. J Food Prot 2016 Jul;79(7):1169-73

Thaden JT, Fowler VG, Sexton DJ, et al. Increasing incidence of extended-spectrum beta-lactamase-producing Escherichia coli in community hospitals throughout the southeastern United States. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2015 (published online Oct 13)

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