Contact with farming environment as a major risk factor for Shiga toxin (Vero cytotoxin)-producing Escherichia coli 0157 infection in humans

Sarah J. O'Brien*, Goutam K. Adak, Clare Gilham

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    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.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1049-1051
    Number of pages3
    JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
    Volume7
    Issue number6
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2001

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