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Advances in Animal and Veterinary Sciences

Research Article
Adv. Anim. Vet. Sci. 6(2): 95-107
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Mian Khaqan Shah1*, Saleha Abdul Aziz1*, Zunita Zakaria, Lee Col Lin1, Mohammed Dauda Goni2

1Faculty of Veterinary Medicine,Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 UPM Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia; 2Unit of Biostatistics and Research Methodology, School of Medical Sciences, Kelantan Health Campus, Universiti Sains Malaysia.

Abstract | Pathogenic / diarrheagenic Escherichia coli is a major foodborne pathogen worldwide, thus of great public health concern. These E. coli can be found in human, animals and environment, including soil and water. Infections caused by pathogenic E. coli may occur due to direct contact with infected animals  and contaminated  environment as well as consumption of contaminated or undercooked food and untreated water. This review highlights the occurrence of pathogenic E. coli in Malaysia.

Keywords | Pathogenic E. coli, E. coli O157, Diarrheagenic, Foodborne, Public health