Researchers Use Machine Learning to Detect Pathogenic Bacteria in Cattle

A team of researchers has found a new way to detect dangerous strains of bacteria, potentially preventing outbreaks of food poisoning. The team developed a method that utilizes machine learning and tested it with isolates of Escherichia coli strains. The details are in a paper that was just published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Most strains of Escherichia coli are harmless and naturally found in the human body. There are pathogenic strains, however, and they are a rising health concern. The E.coli O157 strain in particular is known for causing food poisoning outbreaks and serious illness. Not all forms of E.coli O157 are harmful and the bacteria are commonly found in the guts of cattle. Detection is difficult since infected cows show no signs of disease,…


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