Escherichia Coli: characteristics, pathogenicity and prevention

Escherichia coli bacterium was initially isolated and described by the German pediatrician Escherich in 1885, who proved its existence as a regular host in the intestine. He named it Bacterium coli commune, which can be translated as “common colon bacteria”. In 1919 Castellani and Chalmers gave it its definitive name in homage to Escherich. Escherichia quickly became […]

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