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Common Foodborne Pathogens: E. coli O157:H7



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Renee R. Boyer, Extension Specialist, Food Science and Technology, Virginia Tech

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Escherichia coli is a common bacterium found in the human intestinal tract and vital to the proper functioning of our digestive system. While most strains of E. coli are beneficial to humans, a few are pathogenic. The most infamous example is E. coli O157:H7.

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Publication Date

June 17, 2020

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