Brazilian Journal of Microbiology Brazilian Journal of Microbiology
Braz J Microbiol 2018;49:936-41 - Vol. 49 Num.4 DOI: 10.1016/j.bjm.2018.02.013
Short communication
Shigatoxigenic and atypical enteropathogenic Escherichia coli in fish for human consumption
Marita Vedovelli Cardozoa,, , Clarissa Araújo Borgesa, Lívia Gerbasi Beraldoa, Renato Pariz Malutab, Andressa Souza Polloa, Mariana Monezi Borzia, Luis Fernando dos Santosc, Subhashinie Kariyawasamd, Fernando Antônio de Ávilaa
a Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP), Faculdade de Ciências Agrárias e Veterinárias, Jaboticabal, SP, Brazil
b Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP), Instituto de Biologia, Campinas, SP, Brazil
c Instituto Adolfo Lutz, Centro de Bacteriologia, São Paulo, SP, Brazil
d Pennsylvania State University, College of Agricultural, State College, PA, United States
Received 29 September 2017, Accepted 28 February 2018
Abstract

Shigatoxigenic and enteropathogenic Escherichia coli with virulence and multidrug resistance profile were isolated from Nile tilapia. This study finding is of great importance to public health because they help understand this pathogen epidemiology in fish and demonstrate how these animals can transmit E. coli related diseases to humans.

Keywords
EPEC, Fish, MLST, STEC, Virulence genes
Braz J Microbiol 2018;49:936-41 - Vol. 49 Num.4 DOI: 10.1016/j.bjm.2018.02.013