E. Coli

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Issues to overcome before widespread use of WGS

By Joseph James Whitworth

Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS) has been found to hold ‘significant potential’ to replace gold-standard typing methods such as PFGE for routine surveillance and detection of outbreaks.

14 of 16 people purchased or ate rotisserie chicken salad from Costco

E. coli O157 sickens 19 with link to Costco

By Joseph James Whitworth

US agencies are investigating 19 Shiga toxin-producing E. coli O157:H7 (STEC O157:H7) infections linked to rotisserie chicken salad made and sold in Costco Wholesale stores.

Picture: Edward Dudley. E.coli sticking to human cell lines seen by an electron microscope

E.coli interaction changes toxin production

By Joseph James Whitworth

Strains of harmless E. coli in the intestine can interact with pathogenic varieties to increase or decrease how much toxin the pathogen produces, according to research.


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