Why is Escherichia coli currently (2011-02-23) the most frequently visited bacterial page on VetBact?

E. coli

Closeup of colonies of Escherichia coli, cultivated aerobically on Chromogenic E. coli/coliform selective agar. Scale bar = 5 mm.

Escherichia coli is currently the most frequently visited bacterium of VetBact. The reason cannot  be explained only because I recently recovered from a severe urinary tract infection caused by E. coli. Furthermore, it cannot be the picture of E. coli colonies on the start page that has attracted the visitors, because E. coli was number one already before it was added.

Could an outbreak of E. coli infections have occured somewhere? If you have any idea, please leave a comment.

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1 Response to Why is Escherichia coli currently (2011-02-23) the most frequently visited bacterial page on VetBact?

  1. Staffan says:

    It looks like the recent increase in page views for E. coli may be due primarily to an increased interest in an area outside Sweden.

    In the past 30 days, 78% of the 101 visits to E. coli were made to the English version of the page. In comparison, 51% of the 1962 visits to other species in the same period, were to the English version of the page.

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