Scientists have decoded the secret to the deadly 2011 E. coli outbreak in Germany, uncovering a way to potentially tame the killer bacteria.
“Our research demonstrates that biofilm formation is critical for toxin production and kidney damage,” says Shannon Manning, a molecular biologist and epidemiologist at Michigan State University.
“If we can block the bacteria from forming a stable biofilm, then it is likely that we can prevent future E. coli O104:H4 infections.”
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