Thursday, July 10, 2008

Vaccine to limit E.Coli 0157:H7 spread

Today, Bioniche Life Sciences presented data on an E.coli 0157:H7 vaccine that is the world's first to be used on-farm to reduce the amount of E.coli O157:H7 in cattle. The vaccine efficacy test rate in calves was 98.3%.

E.coli O157:H7 is most recognized due to food contamination recalls and of concern in beef, produce and prepared food. A result of improved interventions could be a reduction in the potential for human illnesses and death.

In the U.S. alone, approximately 100,000 E.coli O157:H7 cases are reported each year.


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