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Virulence of Escherichia coli B2 Isolates from Meat and Animals in a Murine Model of Ascending Urinary Tract Infection (UTI): Evidence that UTI Is a Zoonosis ▿

By Lotte Jakobsen, Anette M. Hammerum and Niels Frimodt-Møller


In vivo evidence of a connection between urinary tract infections (UTI) and foods is lacking. The virulence of 13 Escherichia coli B2 isolates from healthy animals and fresh meat was investigated in a murine model of ascending UTI. All isolates produced positive bladder cultures (102 to 107 CFU), and nine isolates produced positive kidney cultures (102 to 105 CFU)

Topics: Bacteriology
Publisher: American Society for Microbiology (ASM)
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