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Since the landmark discovery of the Shiga Toxin (Verocytotoxin)–producing Escherichia coli (STEC) in the late 1970s an explosive growth in STEC and EHEC research has occurred in recent years. What binds together the manifold efforts is the common goal to expand the understanding on how this pathogen causes life-threatening diseases.

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EHEC outbreak in Germany

The recent EHEC outbreak in Germany and other European countries is no longer in the mainstream news, but for those working in the field of Shiga Toxin (Verocytotoxin) Producing E.coli the time is there to draw conclusions for the clinical setting and to identify new areas of research.

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Online publication VTEC 2012 abstracts

As from July 2012 it is possible to access selected abstract online on the Zoonoses website.

Before the meeting took place it was already announced by the Scientific Committee that the submitted abstracts of this congress were to be published in an official online abstract supplement of Zoonoses and Public Health. We are proud to announce that the special VTEC issue has been made free to access online.

Click here to see the online publication

We wish you an enjoyable summer and look forward to meeting you again for VTEC 2015 in Boston!


VTEC2015, Boston, USA

Pre-congress satellite
symposia

Registration for only the pre-satellite symposia day is possible! Attractive congress-package for attending VTEC2012 including pre-satellite symposium available. Click here to register.

Sunday, 6 May 2012

Pre-congress satellite symposium I:
Pathogenesis and treatment of atypical Haemolytic Uremic Syndrome

Pre-congress satellite symposium II:
Cellular microbiology of EPEC and EHEC type III system effectors

Click here to see a detailed overview of confirmed speakers and the scientific program

OPENING

Epidemic profile and epidemiologic investigations in the EHEC O1O4:H4 outbreak in Germany, 2011
D. Werber, Berlin (DE)