Tag: foodborne diseases

Toxin promotes cattle-to-cattle transmission of E. coli O157

Shiga toxin subtype 2a (Stx2a) may play a key role in promoting the colonization and transmission of Escherichia coli O157 strains in cattle, according to a study published in PLOS Pathogens by Tom McNeilly of the Moredun Research Institute, David Gally of the University of Edinburgh, and colleagues. As these bacteria evolve ways to increase the […]

EU report on trends and sources of zoonoses

There were only minor fluctuations in reported cases of three main zoonotic diseases in the EU in 2017 compared to 2016. The number of reported cases of salmonellosis and campylobacteriosis has remained stable over the past five years, although listeriosis continues to rise. After several years of decline, salmonellosis cases in the EU have flattened […]