Patricia Jaros

Doctor of Philosophy, (Veterinary science)
Study Completed: 2014
College of Sciences


Thesis Title
Epidemiological investigations of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) 0157 and STEC 026 in New Zealand slaughter cattle, and the source attribution of human illness

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Shiga toxin-producingĀ E. coliĀ are enteric pathogens of significant public health concern worldwide, including New Zealand, as they can cause clinical diseases ranging from diarrhoea to life-threatening kidney failure. Considering cattle as the principal hosts of STEC overseas, a series of observational studies were conducted to gain knowledge on the epidemiology of STEC O157 and STEC O26 in New Zealand slaughter cattle and to assess the relative importance of cattle as a source of domestically-acquired STEC infections in humans.

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