Food of animal origin, contaminated with E.coli, can lead to urinary tract infections in women, according to a team of bacteriologists.
"We found out that UTIs may be caused by ingesting food contaminated with E. coli," said Dr. Chobi DebRoy, director of Penn States Gastroenteric Disease Center. Previously, this link was not established, she noted.
Senior author, Dr. Lee W. Riley, University of California-Berkeley, found that E.coli strains isolated from patients with UTIs were genetically related to E.coli strains from cows that were in the collection of strains at the Gastroenteric Disease Center. Riley and DebRoy reported their findings in a recent issue of Clinical Infectious Diseases.
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