Escherichia coli O157: H7 in feral swine near spinach fields and cattle, central California coast

Michele T Jay-Russell, Michael Cooley, Diana Carychao, Gerald W. Wiscomb, Richard A. Sweitzer, Leta Crawford-Miksza, Jeff A. Farrar, David K. Lau, Janice O'Connell, Anne Millington, Roderick V. Asmundson, Edward R Atwill, Robert E. Mandrell

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Abstract

We investigated involvement of feral swine in contamination of agricultural fields and surface waterways with Escherichia coli O157:H7 after a nationwide outbreak traced to bagged spinach from California. Isolates from feral swine, cattle, surface water, sediment, and soil at 1 ranch were matched to the outbreak strain.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1908-1911
Number of pages4
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Volume13
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)

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