Gram negative rod, includes E. hoshinae, E. ictaluri, E. tarda. It is an Enterobacteriaceae.
A water (brackish) and food borne (fresh water fish like catfish where it lives in their intestines) organism. E. tardu looks like a British police box (PubMed).
Japan has the most cases, most US cases are in the Gulf coast.
E. tarda: A mild to moderate diarrhea.
The occasional bacteremia, worse in liver disease (PubMed).
All antibiotics you would use against E. coli.
Last update: 05/05/18