E coli

Recent News

Mar 15, 2019

News Scan for Mar 15, 2019

Botulism from home-canned peas
More turkey Salmonella
Safety rules for agricultural water
Polio in Nigeria
Feb 13, 2019

News Scan for Feb 13, 2019

MERS in Saudi Arabia, Oman
Lettuce E coli probe
H5N8 in Namibian penguins
Jan 10, 2019

News Scan for Jan 10, 2019

Shutdown and food inspections
E coli outbreak probe over
Consecutive-year flu vaccine and protection
Dec 17, 2018

News Scan for Dec 17, 2018

More acute flaccid myelitis cases
Romaine grower produce recall
US flu vaccine uptake
Quadrivalent flu vaccine in kids
Mumps in Australia
Dec 13, 2018
Romaine lettuce in a bowl

Romaine E coli probe leads to Santa Barbara County farm

As the outbreak grows to 59 cases, officials puzzle over why romaine and not other lettuce was tainted.

Dec 07, 2018

News Scan for Dec 07, 2018

More romaine E coli cases
Costco antibiotic policy
Polio in 3 countries
Imported malaria in UK
Nov 29, 2018

News Scan for Nov 29, 2018

Slight Northern Hemisphere flu rise
E coli romaine probe
Tahini-linked Salmonella outbreak
Nov 27, 2018
Farmers market romaine lettuce

FDA narrows romaine E coli source to Central Coast growing area

The CDC notes 11 more illnesses, raising the outbreak total to 43 cases in 12 states.

Nov 26, 2018

News Scan for Nov 26, 2018

E coli romaine source
Polio cases in 3 nations
H5N6 case in China
Small US flu increase
Nov 20, 2018
Romaine lettuce closeup

E coli probe prompts CDC warning to avoid all romaine

So far 32 illnesses have been confirmed in 11 states, as well as 18 cases in Canada.

Resources & Literature

Recent Literature

Beczkiewicz A, Cebelinski E, Decuir M, et al. High relative frequency of enteroaggregative Escherichia coli among patients with reportable enteric pathogens, Minnesota, 2016-2017. Clin Infect Dis 2017 (published online Oct 15)

Blais BW, Tapp K, Dixon M, et al. Genomically informed strain-specific recovery of Shiga toxin–producing Escherichia coli during foodborne illness outbreak investigations. J Food Protect 2019 Jan;82(1):39-44

Bodilsen J, Brouwer MC, Kjaergaard N, et al. Community-acquired meningitis in adults caused by Escherichia coli in Denmark and the Netherlands. J Infection 2018 Jul;77(1):25-9

Byrne L, Dallman TJ, Adams N, et al. Highly pathogenic clone of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli O157:H7, England and Wales. Emerg Infect Dis 2018 (published online Nov 6)

De la Rosa-Hernandez MC, Cadena-Ramirez A, Tellez-Jurado A, et al. Presence of multidrug-resistant Shiga toxin–producing Escherichia coli, enteropathogenic Escherichia coli, and enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli on fresh cheeses from local retail markets in Mexico. J Food Protect 2018 Nov;81(11):1748-54

Elson R, Grace K, Vivancos R, et al. A spatial and temporal analysis of risk factors associated with sporadic Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli O157 infection in England between 2009 and 2015. Epidemiol Infect 2018 (published online Sep 12)

FAO/WHO STEC Expert Group. Hazard identification and characterization: criteria for categorizing Shiga toxin–producing Escherichia coli on a risk basis. J Food Protect 2019; 82(1):7-21

Food Standards Scotland, UK Food Standards Agency. E. coli O157 super-shedding in cattle and the mitigation of human risk. Nov 26, 2018

Franz E, Rotariu O, Lopes BS, et al. Phylogeographic analysis reveals multiple international transmission events have driven the global emergence of Escherichia coli O157:H7. Clin Infect Dis 2018 (published online Oct 29)

Gobin M, Hawker J, Cleary P, et al. National outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli P157:H7 linked to mixed salad leaves, United Kingdom, 2016. Euro Surveill 2018 May 3;23(18):pii=17-00197

Ingelbeen B, Bruyand M, Mariani-Kurkjian P, et al. Emerging Shiga-toxin-producing Escherichia coli serogroup O80 associated hemolytic and uremic syndrome in France, 2013-2016: differences with other serogroups. PLOS One 2018 Nov 12;13(11):e0207492

Inns T, Cleary P, Bundle N, et al. Novel application of the matched case–control design to compare food supply chains during an Escherichia coli O157 outbreak, United Kingdom, 2016. Euro Surveill 2018 May 3;23(18):pii=17-00195

Kindle P, Nuesch-Inderbinen M, Cernela N, et al. Detection, isolation, and characterization of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli in flour. J Food Prot 2019 Jan;82(1):164-7

Kinnula S, Hemminki K, Kotilainen H, et al. Outbreak of multiple strains of non-O157 Shiga toxin-producing and enteropathogenic Escherichia coli associated with rocket salad, Finland, autumn 2016. Euro Surveill 2018 Aug 30;35(30):pii=1700666

Liu CM, Stegger M, Aziz M, et al. Escherichia coli ST131-H22 as a foodborne uropathogen. mBio 2018 (published online Aug 28)

Luna S, Krishnasamy V, Saw L, et al. Outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 infections associated with exposure to animal manure in a rural community — Arizona and Utah, June-July 2017. MMWR 2018 Jun 15;67(23):659-62

Manges AR, Thuras P, Porter S, et al. Self-reported risk factors for having Escherichia coli sequence type 131 or its H30 subclone among US veterans with a clinical E. coli isolate. Epidemiol Infect 2018 (published online Dec 3)

Merino I, Hernandez-Garcia M, Turrientes MC, et al. Emergence of ESBL-producing Escherichia coli ST131-C1-M27 clade colonizing patients in Europe. J Antimicrob Chemother 2018 (published online Aug 14)

Mulder T, Crolla RM, Kluytmans–van den Bergh MF, et al. Preoperative oral antibiotic prophylaxis reduces surgical site infections after elective colorectal surgery: results from a before-after study. Clin Infect Dis 2018 (published online Oct 3)

Paquette SJ, Stanford K, Thomas J, et al. Quantitative surveillance of shiga toxins 1 and 2, Escherichia coli O178 and O157 in feces of western-Canadian slaughter cattle enumerated by droplet digital PCR with a focus on seasonality and slaughterhouse location. PLoS One 2018 Apr 12;13(4):e0195880

Ranjbar R, Dehkordi FS, Shahreza MHS, et al. Prevalence, identification of virulence factors, O-serogroups and antibiotic resistance properties of Shiga-toxin producing Escherichia coli strains isolated from raw milk and traditional dairy products. Antimicrob Resist Infect Control 2018 Apr 16;7:53

Shridhar PB, Patel IR, Gangiredla J, et al. DNA microarray-based assessment of virulence potential of Shiga toxin gene-carrying Escherichia coli P104:H7 isolated from feedlot cattle feces. PLoS One 2018 Apr 30;13(4):e0196490

Smith-Palmer, A, Hawkins G, Browning L, et al. Outbreak of Escherichia coli O157 phage type 32 linked to the consumption of venison products. Epidemiol Infect 2018 (published online Jul 6)

Solderqvist K, Roseberg AK, Boqvist S, et al. Season and species: two possible hurdles for reducing the food safety risk of Escherichia coli O157 contamination of leafy vegetables. J Food Prot 2019 Feb;82(2):245-55

Valilis E, Ramsey A, Sidiq S, et al. Non-O157 Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli — a poorly appreciated enteric pathogen: systematic review. Int J Infect Dis 2018 (published online Sep 14)

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