E coli

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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.

Apr 01, 2016

News Scan for Apr 01, 2016

Saudi MERS case
Campylobacter in raw milk
US drug-resistance effort
MCR-1 in Spain
Cold-attenuated polio vaccine
Mar 28, 2016

News Scan for Mar 28, 2016

Three Saudi MERS cases
2-state sproutbreak over
Endoscope contamination
Feb 26, 2016

News Scan for Feb 26, 2016

Saudi MERS cases
Local dengue in Uruguay
MCR-1 in Tunisia
Antibiotics, HUS, and E coli
Polio in Laos
Feb 25, 2016

Food Outbreak Scan for Feb 25, 2016

E coli in alfalfa sprouts
More Listeria cases tied to salads
Feb 12, 2016

News Scan for Feb 12, 2016

US flu ramps up
Two Saudi MERS cases
Yellow fever in Angola
DRC monkeypox outbreak
Global vaccine-derived polio
Harmless E coli in cheese
Feb 01, 2016

Food Outbreak Scan for Feb 01, 2016

Chipotle E coli outbreaks over
Salmonella and nutritional powder
Jan 08, 2016
Young calf

New MCR-1 reports warn of untreatable infection threat

The new, worrisome MCR-1 resistance gene has been detected in 6 more nations.

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

Denis B, Lafaurie M, Donal JL, et al. Prevalence, risk factors and impact on clinical outcome of ESBL producing Escherichia coli bacteraemia: a 5 year study. Int J Infect Dis 2015 (published online Jul 16)

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)

Heiman KE, Mody RK, Johnson SD, et al. Escherichia coli O157 outbreaks in the United States, 2003-2012. Emerg Infect Dis 2015 (published online Jul 15)

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)

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

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

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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