E coli

Recent News

Aug 14, 2014

USDA vows to speed tracing of tainted ground beef

The plan will speed up the hunt for the source when ground beef is tainted with E coli O157:H7.

Aug 04, 2014

News Scan for Aug 04, 2014

Panel extends polio emergency
End of E coli sproutbreak
Flu vaccine effectiveness
Jul 22, 2014

News Scan for Jul 22, 2014

Trader Joe's E coli outbreak recap
Polio cases in Somalia
Jun 30, 2014

News Scan for Jun 30, 2014

MERS case-control study
Sprout-linked E coli
Declining cholera in Haiti
Jun 13, 2014

Food Outbreak Scan for Jun 13, 2014

Salmonella and bearded dragons
Alert over chia powder products
E coli clover sproutbreak
May 22, 2014

Food Outbreak Scan for May 22, 2014

Sprout-linked E coli outbreak
Ground beef E coli recall
Outbreak data via online reviews
May 20, 2014

News Scan for May 20, 2014

'Feeder' rodent Salmonella outbreak
Vaccinations and spying
A Minnesota ban on triclosan
Bacteria in airplane cabins
H7N9 in China
May 19, 2014

E coli cases in 4 states prompt ground beef recall

Reports of 11 E coli cases in 4 states have prompted a recall of 1.8 million pounds of ground beef.

May 13, 2014

News Scan for May 13, 2014

Ohio, US measles cases
H5N1 serology results
Hazards of raw milk
Apr 14, 2014

News Scan for Apr 14, 2014

E coli levels in US
MERS virus in camels
Hepatitis A outbreak in Europe

Resources & Literature

Recent Literature

CDC. Notes from the field: Escherichia coli O157:H7 outbreak associated with seasonal consumption on raw ground beefWisconsin, December 2012-January 2013. MMWR Dec 6;62(48):987

CDC. Outbreak of Escherichia coli O104:H4 infections associated with sprout consumption—Europe and North America, May-July 2011. MMWR 2013 Dec 20;62(50):1029-31

Dallman TJ, Chattaway MA, Cowley LA, et al. An investigation of the diversity of strains of enteroaggregative Escherichia coli isolated from cases associated with a large multi-pathogen foodborne outbreak in the UK. PLoS One 2014 May 20;9(5):e98103

Escher M, Scavia G, Morabito S, et al. A severe foodborne outbreak of diarrhoea linked to a canteen in Italy caused by enteroinvasive Escherichia coli, an uncommon agent. Epidemiol Infect 2014 (published online Feb 13)

Frank C, Milde-Busch A, Werber D. Results of surveillance for infections with Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) of serotype O104:H4 after the large outbreak in Germany, July to December 2011. Euro Surveill 2014 Apr 10;19(14):pii=20760

Gautam R, Kulow M, Park D, e al. Transmission of Escherichia coli O157:H7 in cattle is influenced by the level of environmental contamination. Epidemiol Infect 2014 (published online Apr 14)

Keithlin J, Sergeant J, Thomas MK, et al. Chronic sequelae of E. coli O157: systematic review and meta-analysis of the proportion of E. coli O157 cases that develop chronic sequelae. Foodborne Pathog Dis 2013 (published online Nov 27)

Miszczycha SD, Thevenot J, Denis S, et al. Survival of Escherichia coli O26:H11 exceeds that of Escherichia coli O157:H7 as assessed by simulated human digestion of contaminated raw milk cheeses. Int J Food Microbiol 2013 (published online Dec 4) 

Preubel K, Hohle M, Stark K, et al. Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli O157 is more likely to lead to hospitalization and death than non-O157 serogroups—except O104. PLoS One 2013 (published online Nov 14)

Robbins A, Anand M, Nicholas DC, et al. Ground beef recall associated with non-O157 Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli, United States. (Letter) Emerg Infect Dis 2013 (published online Dec 3)

Sodha SV, Heiman K, Gould LH, et al. National patterns of Escherichia coli O157 infections, USA, 1996-2011. Epidemiol Infect 2014 (published online Apr 14)

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