E. coli in Australian Beef Cattle

Shiga-toxin producing Escherichia coli (STEC) O157 is an important foodborne pathogen that can be transmitted to humans both directly and indirectly from the faeces of beef cattle, its primary reservoir. 

In this project we are tasked to support a research study of E. coli in an Australian beef herd, resulting in new insight into the pathogen’s shedding dynamics and its molecular epidemiology.

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Publications

Ahlstrom CA,Muellner P, Lammers G, Jones M, Octavia S, Lan R, Heller J. Shiga-toxin producing  coli O157 shedding dynamics in an Australian beef herd. Frontiers in Veterinary Science, In press doi: 10.3389/fvets.2017.00200, 2017.
Available here.