E coli

Recent News

Oct 23, 2017

UK report shows progress, areas of concern in fight against AMR

Surveillance report finds rising incidence of E coli bacteremia, declining antibiotic consumption in England.

Oct 02, 2017

Data highlight resistance in bloodstream bacteria in VA hospitals

Investigators found rising nonsusceptibility in E coli isolates, but decreasing resistance in other gram-negative pathogens.

Sep 29, 2017
E coli on lettuce

Study finds MCR-1 is widespread in Chinese ecosystem

Transmission chain mapping points to prolonged colistin use in livestock and poultry.

Sep 25, 2017
UN Assembly

Report highlights progress made in global AMR fight

Many nations are following up on last year's pledges, and 85% of nations have action plans in the works or completed.

Sep 18, 2017

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Sep 18, 2017

Resistant E coli clone in kids
New pneumonia antibiotic
UK strep guidelines
Sep 01, 2017
Chicken barn

Study finds high levels of multidrug-resistant bacteria on Indian poultry farms

Litter (bird feces) used as fertilizer may play a key role.

Aug 22, 2017

News Scan for Aug 22, 2017

Saudi MERS case
Candida auris uptick
Tainted sprouts
Jul 21, 2017
Brown chicken

High levels of resistant E coli found in Indian poultry

Researchers say the findings could have serious health implications.

Jul 12, 2017

News Scan for Jul 12, 2017

Antimicrobial resistance tracking in low-resource settings
Ebola and health workers
Safe water and sanitation assessment
H5N1 in Vietnam
Jul 11, 2017

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Jul 11, 2017

Candida auris in Canada
MCR-1 in Vietnamese hospital

Resources & Literature

Recent Literature

Abdissa R, Haile W, Fite AT, et al. Prevalence of Escherichia coli O157:H7 in beef cattle at slaughter and beef carcasses at retail shops in Ethiopia. BMC Infect Dis 2017 Apr 17;17:277

Gieraltowski L, Schwensohn C, Meyer S, et al. Multistate outbreak of Escherichia coli O157:H7 infections linked to dough mix — United States, 2016. (Notes from the field) MMWR 2017 Jan 27;66(3):88-9

Honish L, Punja N, Nunn S, et al. Escherichia coli O157:H7 infections associated with contaminated pork products — Alberta, Canada, July-October 2014. MMWR 2017 Jan 6;65(52):1477-81

Huttner A, Hatz C, van den Dobbelsteen G, et al. Safety, immunogenicity, and preliminary clinical efficacy of a vaccine against extraintestinal pathogenic Escherichia coli in women with a history of recurrent urinary tract infection: a randomised, single-blind, placebo-controlled phase 1b trial. Lancet Infect Dis 2017 (published online Feb 23)

Kanankege KST, Anklam KS, Fick CM, et al. Evaluating the efficacy of beef slaughter line interventions by quantifying the six major non-O157 Shiga toxin producing Escherichia coli serogroups using real-time multiplex PCR. Food Microbiol 2016 (published online Dec 2)

Laughlin M, Gambino-Shirley K, Gacek P, et al. Outbreak of Escherichia coli O157 infections associated with goat dairy farm visits — Connecticut, 2016. (Notes from the field) MMWR 2016 Dec 30;65(5051):1453-4

McFarland N, Bundle N, Jenkins C, et al. Recurrent seasonal outbreak of an emerging serotype of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC O55:H7 STX2A) in the south west of England, July 2014 to September 2015. Euro Surveill 2017 Sep 7;22(36):pii=30610

Morton V, Cheng JM, Sharma D, et al. An outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli O121 infections associated with flour — Canada, 2016-2017. (Notes from the field) MMWR 2017 Jul 6;66(26):705-6

Mukherjee S, Mosci RE, Anderson CM, et al. Antimicrobial drug-resistant Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli infections, Michigan, USA. Emerg Infect Dis 2017 (published online Jul 28)

Severi E, Vial F, Peron E, et al. Community-wide outbreaks of haemolytic uraemic syndrome associated with Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli O26 in Italy and Romania: a new challenge for the European Union. (Letter) Euro Surveill 2016 Dec 8;21(49):pii=30420

Sharapov UM, Wendel AM, Davis JP, et al. Multistate outbreak of Escherichia coli O157:H7 infections associated with consumption of fresh spinach: United States, 2006. J Food Prot 2016 Dec;12:2024-30

Tada T, Nhung PH, Shimada K, et al. Emergence of colistin-resistant Escherichia coli clinical isolates harboring mcr-1 in Vietnam. Int J Infect Dis 2017 (published online Jul 10)

Vasant BR, Stafford RJ, Jennison AV, et al. Mild illness during outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli O157 infections associated with agricultural show, Australia. Emerg Infect Dis 2017 (published online Aug 25)

Vygen-Bonnet S, Rosner B, Wilking H, et al. Ongoing haemolytic uraemic syndrome (HUS) outbreak caused by sorbitol-fermenting (SF) Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) O157, Germany, December 2016 to 2017. Euro Surveill 2017 May 25;22(21):pii=30541

Walker R, Dull P. Combination vaccine strategies to prevent enteric infections. Vaccine 2017 (published online Jul 10)

Zaheer R, Dugat-Bony E, Holman D, et al. Changes in bacterial community composition of Escherichia coli O157:H7 super-shedder cattle occur in the lower intestine. PLoS One 2017 Jan 31;12(1):e0170050

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