• Domestic ETEC infections likely underestimated in U.S

    1 month ago - By Food Safety

    Enterotoxigenic E. coli is an underestimated source of domestically acquired illness in the United States, according to researchers.
    A study, published in the journal Epidemiology and Infection , looked at ETEC infections reported to the Minnesota Department of Health during 2016 and 2017.
    Although travel is a risk factor for ETEC infection, the study found domestically acquired infections made up a substantial proportion of all cases; 68 percent of ETEC patients reported no travel outside the United States in the week before illness onset.
    Researchers said it adds to a growing body of...
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