TITLE

E coli is an issue farmers should try to address

AUTHOR(S)
Jones, Colette
PUB. DATE
December 2009
SOURCE
Farmers Weekly;12/11/2009, Vol. 151 Issue 24, p29
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Opinion
ABSTRACT
The author stresses the benefit of reducing Escherichia coli (E coli) levels in the herds of British farmers. She notes that E coli O157, which infected 13 children who visited Godstone Farm in Surrey, England, first appeared in 1977. She mentions that cases of Verotoxigeneic E coli (VTEC) O157 infection in children brought up on farms are rare. She advises farmers in high-incidence areas to consider the VTEC O157 status of their herd in order to protect their own and the visitors' children.
ACCESSION #
48360777

 

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