Project: Occurrence of Escherichia coli O157 in slaughter cattle and beef: importance of infection sources and stress respons.
- project duration
- 01-JAN-01 – 31-OCT-03
- Research will be done on the environment as source of infection of E. coli O157 for cattle. Special attention will be sprent on the survival of this pathogen in nature. The development of an E. coli O157 infection in slaughter cattle will be studied. When infected cattle will be slaughtered, diferent parts of the digestive system will be inspected for the presence of E. coli O157. Finally, a study will be done on the stress resistance of EHEC strains and non-pathogenic E. coli.