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Research article - Peer-reviewed, 2012

Genetically similar strains of Escherichia coli O157:H7 isolated from sheep, cattle and human patients

Söderlund, Robert; Hedenström, I; Nilsson, Anna; Eriksson, Erik; Aspán, Anna

Abstract

Conclusions: The same pathogenic subtypes of VTEC O157:H7, including the highly virulent clade 8, appear to be present in both sheep and cattle in Sweden, suggesting strains can circulate freely between ruminant reservoirs.

Keywords

O157:H7; VTEC; STEC; Sheep; MLVA; PFGE; Clade 8

Published in

BMC Veterinary Research
2012, volume: 8
Publisher: BIOMED CENTRAL LTD

Authors' information

Söderlund, Robert
National Veterinary Institute (SVA)
Hedenström, I
Nilsson, Anna
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Animal Breeding and Genetics
Eriksson, Erik
National Veterinary Institute (SVA)
National Veterinary Institute (SVA)

UKÄ Subject classification

Medical Genetics
Pathobiology

Publication Identifiers

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1186/1746-6148-8-200

URI (permanent link to this page)

https://res.slu.se/id/publ/44720