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Escherichia coli O157

A verocytotoxin-producing serogroup belonging to the O subfamily of Escherichia coli which has been shown to cause severe food-borne disease. A strain from this serogroup, serotype H7, which produces Shiga toxins, has been linked to human disease outbreaks resulting from contamination of foods by E. coli 0157 from bovine origin.
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  • Escherichia coli O157:H7
  • STEC O157:H7
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Escherichia coli O157-H7
  • E. coli O157-H7
  • E. coli O157
  • Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli O157:H7
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