Extraintestinal pathogenic Escherichia coli (ExPEC) strains are important pathogens that cause diverse diseases in humans and poultry. Some E. coli isolates from chicken feces contain ExPEC-associated virulence genes, so appear potentially pathogenic; they conceivably could be transmitted to humans through handling and/or consumption of contaminated meat.
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Stromberg, Z. R., Johnson, J. R., Fairbrother, J. M., Kilbourne, J., Goor, A. V., Curtiss, R., & Mellata, M. (2017). Evaluation of Escherichia coli isolates from healthy chickens to determine their potential risk to poultry and human health. Plos One, 12(7). doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0180599