Funding for this research was provided by:
NSAF Joint Fund (81772152)
Young Scientists Fund (81701977)
Text and Data Mining valid from 2019-09-05
Received: 28 February 2019
Accepted: 27 August 2019
First Online: 5 September 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: This study is part of STEC active surveillance program conducted in China. The collection of feces from commercial beef cattle was approved by the owners of the farm. Feces were immediately collected after the beef cattle moved away from their stool, without any animal manipulation. This study was reviewed and officially approved by the ethics committee of the National Institute for Communicable Disease Control and Prevention, China CDC, in accordance with the medical research regulations of National Health Commission of the People’s Republic of China (approval number: ICDC-2017006).
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.