On episode #9 of the podcast This Week in Microbiology, Vincent, Cliff, Elio, and Michael review the outbreak of bloody diarrhea and hemolytic uremic syndrome in Germany caused by Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli O104:H4.
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Links for this episode:
- Ecocyc, a database on E. coli
- E. coli outbreak investigations at CDC
- Discussion of E. coli origin (Biofortified)
- Outbreak update at Eurosurveillance
- Summary of outbreak at ProMedMail
- More evidence points to sprouts (CIDRAP)
- Phage on the rampage (NatureNews)
- Letters read on TWiM #9
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