Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli isolated from food

R. Bradley Sack, David A. Sack, Ira J. Mehlman, Frits Ørskov, Ida Ørskov

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Approximately 8% of 240 isolates of Escherichia coli obtained from food of animal origin in the United States were found to be enterotoxigenic, as determined in adrenal cells, rabbit ileal loops, and assays in infant mice. These organisms were of diverse serotypes that are not included among the so called enteropathogenic serotypes and would not have been identified by usual laboratory methods. These enterotoxigenic E. coli are of potential importance to public health.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)313-317
Number of pages5
JournalUnknown Journal
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1977

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Infectious Diseases


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