E coli

Recent News

Jan 11, 2018
Romaine lettuce

CDC E coli probe notes 7 more cases, points to leafy greens

So far the CDC probe hasn't pointed to a specific food type to guide consumers.

Jan 04, 2018
E coli bacteria

CDC digs for more clues in multistate E coli outbreak

A CDC official says though cases are still being reported, the pace of new reports appears to be slowing.

Dec 28, 2017

News Scan for Dec 28, 2017

US E coli outbreak
Antibiotic use in Chinese hospitals
MERS in Saudi Arabia
Hurricane recovery progress
Dec 22, 2017

Food Outbreak Scan for Dec 22, 2017

Romaine-linked E coli outbreak
Baby formula Salmonella threat
Dec 15, 2017

News Scan for Dec 15, 2017

E coli lettuce outbreak
Netherlands detects H5N6
H7N9 and market closures
Yellow fever in Brazil, Peru
Polio in Pakistan, Syria
Nov 22, 2017
Kneading dough

Report details unlikely culprit of E coli outbreak: flour

Because of its low-moisture properties, flour is an unusual conduit of E coli bacteria.

Nov 16, 2017

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Nov 16, 2017

Ceftriaxone-resistant gonorrhea
E coli ST131 in China
Single-room ICU design
Oct 26, 2017

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Oct 26, 2017

Antibiotic use, resistance indicators
Prolonged antibiotics for sepsis
Resistant bacteria in seafood
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.

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

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)

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

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)

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)

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)

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

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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