Enterohemorrhagic E. coli

The number of infections from gastrointestinal viruses dropped but bacterial pathogen reports did not go down much in South Korea during the coronavirus pandemic, according to a study.

Such viruses are mainly caused by the fecal-to-oral route and require direct contact among people while bacterial pathogens have food transmission as
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Three German organizations have created a consortium to monitor bacterial pathogens and detect outbreaks faster.

The University of Münster, Research Center Borstel and the Robert Koch Institute formed the miGenomeSurv network (microbial genome-based surveillance of infectious agents).

This network is based on national reference laboratories, where infectious agents relevant to
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Research by scientists in Australia could help open up new possibilities to treat enterohemorrhagic E. coli (EHEC) infections.

University of New South Wales (UNSW) microbiologists discovered a molecular pathway that controls Shiga toxin production. The findings were published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).

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The number of Campylobacter, E. coli, and Salmonella infections all increased in Norway this past year.

Overall, there were more food and waterborne infections in 2019 compared to 2018, according to the Norwegian Institute of Public Health (Folkehelseinstituttet). For information on outbreaks see our previous article.

Campylobacteriosis went past
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Officials in Korea are investigating an E. coli outbreak that has affected 100 people while more than 3,000 students and teachers recently got food poisoning in Japan, according to media reports.

The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) has been investigating an Enterohemorrhagic E. coli (EHEC) outbreak with
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