30. Escherichia Infections

  1. Dolores Gavier-Widén2,3,
  2. J. Paul Duff4 and
  3. Anna Meredith5
  1. Stephanie Speck DVM

Published Online: 30 JUL 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118342442.ch30

Infectious Diseases of Wild Mammals and Birds in Europe

Infectious Diseases of Wild Mammals and Birds in Europe

How to Cite

Speck, S. (2012) Escherichia Infections, in Infectious Diseases of Wild Mammals and Birds in Europe (eds D. Gavier-Widén, J. P. Duff and A. Meredith), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118342442.ch30

Editor Information

  1. 2

    National Veterinary Institute (SVA), Uppsala, Sweden

  2. 3

    Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden

  3. 4

    Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency, (AHVLA) Diseases of Wildlife Scheme, Penrith, UK

  4. 5

    Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

Author Information

  1. Bundeswehr Institute of Microbiology, Department of Virology and Rickettsiology, Munich, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 JUL 2012
  2. Published Print: 31 AUG 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405199056

Online ISBN: 9781118342442



  • escherichia infections;
  • Escherichia coli, in vertebrate large intestine/distal ileum;
  • Escherichia species, characteristics of family Enterobacteriaceae;
  • STEC strains, EHEC clinical signs in humans;
  • wildlife, as carriers/transmitters of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli;
  • pathogenicity and virulence genes, by plasmids, bacteriophages or PAI;
  • Escherichia coli and E. albertii, growth on diagnostic media;
  • infection with O157:H7, zoonotic, from contaminated food;
  • caseonecrotic, granulomatous by E. coli, coligranulomas in wild birds


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