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On February 20, 2019, PulseNet, the molecular subtyping network for foodborne disease surveillance, identified six Shiga toxin–producing Escherichia coli (STEC) O26:H11 infections with the same pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) pattern combinat

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STEC found in beef and lamb in Iceland

Shiga toxin producing E. coli has been detected in 30 percent of lamb samples and 11.5 percent of beef samples tested, according to the Icelandic Food and Veterinary Authority (MAST).

It is the first time such screening in sheep and cattle meat has b

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A novel cocktail of six lytic bacteriophages is proving effective enough against Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) in broth, milk and meat in the laboratory to spur commercial interest.

Produced by a team of researchers, mostly from Argentina’s Ro

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