Pathogenic Escherichia coli are known to be a common cause
of diarrheal disease – a common cause of frequently occurring bacterial
infections in children and adults in developing countries. It poses
a significant problem in Latin America. Pathogenic Escherichia
coli in Latin America presents current information
on understanding pathogenic E. coli in Latin America and
outlines prospects for future research in this region. It features
a unique, comprehensive analysis of the most common categories of
E. coli associated with diarrheal illness in Latin America.
The aim of this book is to help epidemiologists in this region to
learn about molecular mechanisms of E. coli pathogenesis
along with its diagnosis, host immune responses, animal reservoirs
and epidemiology. In addition, the authors discuss the current situation
of E. coli in representative countries, including Argentina,
Brazil, Chile, Mexico and Peru.