PCR polymerase chain reaction

PGFE pulsed-field gel electrophoresis

QALY quality-adjusted life year

RCGLD Research Center for Gastroenterology and Liver Diseases

RDFD Research Department of Foodborne and Diarrheal Diseases

STEC Shiga toxin-producing E. coli

U.S. United States

USA United States of America

USDA U.S. Department of Agriculture

WHO World Health Organization



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