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Emerg Infect Dis. 2001 Nov-Dec;7(6):1049-51.

Contact with farming environment as a major risk factor for Shiga toxin (Vero cytotoxin)-producing Escherichia coli O157 infection in humans.

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Gastrointestinal Diseases Division, Public Health Laboratory Service Communicable Disease Surveillance Centre, London, England, United Kingdom. sobrien@phls.org.uk

Abstract

In a prospective, unmatched case-control study of sporadic Shiga toxin (Vero cytotoxin)-producing Escherichia coli O157 (STEC O157) infection in England, exposure to the farming environment emerged strongly as a risk factor (adjusted odds ratio = 2.45; 95% confidence intervals = 1.49-4.02; p=0.0004) posing further challenges and opportunities for prevention.

PMID:
11747741
PMCID:
PMC2631906
DOI:
10.3201/eid0706.010626
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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