Letters Section Editor: Stephen J. Lurie,
MD, PhD, Senior Editor.
To the Editor: In his Editorial about Shiga
toxin-mediated hemolytic uremic syndrome, Dr Siegler1 stated
that "A multifaceted approach is required that includes novel ways of decreasing
the EHEC (enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli) carrier
rate in livestock." I believe there are 2 additional measures that would decrease
the carrier rate of EHEC as well as risk of other meat-borne diseases.
Walker ME. Farming and Slaughterhouse Practices to Reduce Meat-Borne Disease. JAMA. 2003;290(24):3193-3194. doi:10.1001/jama.290.24.3193-a