Whole-genome sequencing of disease-causing EHEC strains from Swedish calves

Last changed: 17 February 2022
Six curious dairy cattle calves on nature pasture, photo.

EHEC is increasing in Sweden, and internationally serious outbreaks and deaths occur annually. In 2018, the second largest outbreak in Sweden's history occurred. A common source of infection is cattle. In this study, we will use whole genome sequencing to examine, among other things, if aggressive E. coli strains are more likely to colonize cattle and spread to humans.

Go to the Swedish version of this page to read more and to find contact details for the researchers involved.


The one-year project was launched in 2018 and was financed by SLU Future One Health (previously SLU Future Animals, Nature and Health).

SLU Future One Health supports interdisciplinary research that is part of the One Health concept – optimal health and welfare for both humans and animals in sustainable ecosystems.

Read more about SLU Future One Health, ongoing research projects and forthcoming funding opportunities.