Potential effect of cattle diets on the transmission of pathogenic Escherichia coli to humans

James B. Russell, Francisco Diez-Gonzalez, Graeme N. Jarvis

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Abstract

Grain feeding seems to promote the growth and acid resistance of Escherichia coli in fattening beef cattle, and acid-resistant E. coli are more likely to survive the human gastric stomach. When cattle were fed hay for only five days, the number and acid resistance of E. coli decreased dramatically. (C) 2000 Editions scientifiques et medicales Elsevier SAS.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)45-53
Number of pages9
JournalMicrobes and Infection
Volume2
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2000

Keywords

  • Acid
  • Escherichia coli
  • Grain
  • Hay
  • Resistance

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