Verotoxin-producing Escherichia coli (VTEC)
Verotoxin-producing Escherichia coli (VTEC) is a form of the bacteria E. coli that causes gastrointestinal illness. It can be found in cattle, as well as some other animals. VTEC is spread to humans through ingestion of contaminated food or water, or by contact with animals and their environments (such as farms or petting zoos). It can also spread from person to person. Symptoms include diarrhea, which can be bloody. Complications may include Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (HUS).
OEH Seminar: Exploring sex differences in the etiology of cancer: a critical look at endocrine disrupting agents in the workplace
This presentation outlines a direction of research to explore sex differences in the etiology of various cancers through a focus on occupational exposures to EDCs.