Journal Article

Environmental prevention of human disease from verocytotoxin-producing <i>Escherichia coli</i>

Reena Khanna, Laurie Waechter, Jan Sargeant, William F. Clark and Amit X. Garg

in Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation

Published on behalf of European Renal Association - European Dialysis and Transplant Assoc

Volume 23, issue 6, pages 1819-1822
Published in print June 2008 | ISSN: 0931-0509
Published online March 2008 | e-ISSN: 1460-2385 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ndt/gfn125
Environmental prevention of human disease from verocytotoxin-producing Escherichia coli

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Verocytotoxin-producing Escherichia coli (VTEC) haemolytic uraemic syndrome (HUS) is an important cause of mortality and renal failure worldwide. For those patients who need medical attention, no treatment aside from supportive care has proven effective for this disease. This has prompted a broader look at environmental prevention, with a particular emphasis on the transmission of bacteria from animal carriers to human beings. Here, we review animal- and meat-handling strategies to reduce the burden of VTEC human disease.

Journal Article.  2556 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Nephrology

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