E coli

Recent News

Jun 14, 2018

News Scan for Jun 14, 2018

More suspected DRC Ebola
Salmonella egg outbreak
HPV vaccination messaging
Manure-related E coli illness
Jun 01, 2018
Yuma Arizona lettuce field

CDC: 25 more ill, 4 new deaths in E coli outbreak tied to lettuce

At least 89 people have been hospitalized, 26 with a serious kidney complication.

May 17, 2018

News Scan for May 17, 2018

More lettuce E coli cases
Exemptions for N95 respirators
Salmonella in pet pythons
Polio in Somalia
May 10, 2018

News Scan for May 10, 2018

Canadian romaine E coli cases
Burkholderia cepacia outbreak
Yellow fever in Brazil
Avian flu outbreaks
Polio emergency continues
May 09, 2018

News Scan for May 09, 2018

More romaine E coli cases
Predicting pandemic severity
Lassa fever cases
HPV vaccine meta-analysis
May 02, 2018
Romaine lettuce in field

First death reported in romaine-linked E coli outbreak

The first outbreak-related death occurred in California, and cases have now reached 121.

Apr 27, 2018
Romaine heads

Romaine-linked E coli outbreak grows; Arizona farm named in Alaska cases

Officials are sorting out sources of chopped romaine as outbreak hospitalizaton levels rise.

Apr 25, 2018

Food Outbreak Scan for Apr 25, 2018

Dozens more lettuce E coli cases
Listeria in South Africa
Apr 20, 2018

News Scan for Apr 20, 2018

Romaine warning widens
US flu ebbs further
Yellow fever in Brazil
Avian flu outbreaks
Wild ducks as H5N8 carriers
Apr 19, 2018

Food Outbreak Scan for Apr 19, 2018

Romaine E coli outbreak grows
Egg farm investigation

Resources & Literature

Recent Literature

Ciesinski L, Guenther S, Pieper R, et al. High dietary zinc feeding promotes persistence of multi-resistant E. coli in the swine gut. PLoS One 2018 Jan 26;13(1):e0191660

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

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

Kallianpur AR, Bradford Y, Mody RK, et al. Genetic susceptibility to hemolytic–uremic syndrome after Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) infection: a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) FoodNet study. J Infect Dis 2017 (published online Dec 6)

Liao YT, Quintela IA, Nguyen K, et al. Investigation of prevalence of free Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC)-specific bacteriophages and its correlation with STEC bacterial hosts in a produce-growing area in Salinas, California. PLoS One 2018 Jan 4;13(1):e0190534

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

McArthur MA, Maciel M Jr, Pasetti MF. Human immune responses against Shigella and enterotoxigenic E. coli: current advances and the path forward. Vaccine 2017 Dec 14;35(49 part A):6803-6

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

Mikhail AFW, Jenkins C, Dallman TJ, et al. An outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli O157:H7 associated with contaminated salad leaves: epidemiological, genomic and food trace back investigations. Epidemiol Infect 2017 (published online Dec 17)

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)

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

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)

Thiry D, Saulmont M, Takaki S, et al. Enteropathogenic Escherichia coli O80:H2 in young calves with diarrhea, Belgium. (Letter) Emerg Infect Dis 2017 (published online Oct 30)

Usein CR, Ciontea AS, Militaru CM, et al. Molecular characterisation of human Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli O26 strains: results of an outbreak investigation, Romania, February to August 2016. Euro Surveill 2017 Nov 23;22(47):pii=17-00148

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)

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

Walker RI, Wierzba TF, Mani S, et al. Vaccines against Shigella and enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli: a summary of the 2016 VASE Conference. Vaccine 2017 Dec 14;35(49 part A):6775-82

Zhou Y, Zhu X, Hou H, et al. Characteristics of diarrheagenic Escherichia coli among children under 5 years of age with acute diarrhea: a hospital based study. BMC Infect Dis 2018 Feb 1;18:63

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