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Potential treatment for deadly E. coli disease

A “designer” probiotic bacterium that binds and neutralises the toxin produced by E. coli was produced by University of Adelaide researchers more than a decade ago, but hasn’t gone into clinical trials because of lack of commercial interest.

Researcher Professor Paton, believes that severe E. coli outbreaks such as that currently occurring in Europe are becoming increasingly common.

The bacterium could act as a potential life-saving treatment for severe E. coli food poisoning.

Read more at University of Adelaide

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