Could E. Coli Vaccine for Cows Cut Human Infections?

Study of Scottish cattle suggests spread to people would drop by 85 percent

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"I do want to emphasize [that] it does not replace careful monitoring of animal health and surveillance of the food-safety process as animals move through the pipeline to become our food," Benjamin said. "It also doesn't replace good food safety. You're still going to have to wash your hands. You're still going to have to make sure your food is prepared properly."

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For more about foodborne pathogens, visit the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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