E coli

Recent News

Nov 02, 2018
romaine farm

FDA issues final report on E coli in Arizona-grown romaine

Investigators were't able to determine exactly how the water contaminated the lettuce, which may have occurred by irrigation or the dilution of chemical to protect crops.

Sep 21, 2018

News Scan for Sep 21, 2018

E coli ground beef outbreak
Polio in Afghanistan, DRC
Healthcare-associated infections
Sep 18, 2018

News Scan for Sep 18, 2018

Low MMR uptake in UK
E coli preventive approved
Aug 31, 2018
Burgers on grill

E coli cases prompt ground chuck recall from Publix stores

Of 18 cases, 15 are in Florida; the meat producer has not been named.

Aug 28, 2018
Raw turkey breast

Analysis ties resistant E coli from poultry meat to human UTIs

The resistant E coli sublineage ST131-H22 has become established in poultry.

Aug 15, 2018

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Aug 15, 2018

MCR-3 in English pigs
ESBL E coli in Europe
Aug 07, 2018

News Scan for Aug 07, 2018

Role of cattle in romaine E coli outbreak
Papua New Guinea polio
Guinea worm in South Sudan
Jul 23, 2018

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Jul 23, 2018

Antibiotic redosing
Resistance trends in Swiss nursing homes
Antibiotic legislation nixed
Jul 11, 2018

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Jul 11, 2018

Fluoroquinolone safety update
Kids' fevers and antibiotics
Resistant Klebsiella in Europe
Ceftolozane-tazobactam against E coli
Jul 06, 2018

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Jul 06, 2018

Global access to antibiotics without prescription
New MDR E coli clone

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)

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)

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

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)

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

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)

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

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

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

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

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)

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)

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)

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

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)

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

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