Occurrence and persistence of Escherichia coli O157:H7 in water

Nena Nwachuku, Charles P. Gerba

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Escherichia coli O157:H7 has been associated with water related outbreaks. It has been isolated from surface and ground waters. It is capable of survival in water for days to weeks.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)267-273
Number of pages7
JournalReviews in Environmental Science and Biotechnology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 2008


  • Bacteria
  • Escherichia coli O157:H7
  • Occurrence
  • Survival
  • Water

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Engineering
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Waste Management and Disposal
  • Pollution


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