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Curr Opin Microbiol. 1998 Feb;1(1):103-8.

Enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli.

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Center for Vaccine Development,University of Maryland School of Medicine, 685 West Baltimore St., Baltimore, Maryland 21201-1509, USA. jkaper@umabnet.ab.umd.edu

Abstract

Enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli has been responsible for an increasing number of large food-borne outbreaks of bloody diarrhea and hemolytic uremic syndrome. Recent developments in our understanding of the pathogenesis of disease due to enterhemorrhagic E. coli include the description of a pathogenicity island, a type III secretion system and potential plasmid-encoded virulence factors. Recent developments in our understanding of the epidemiology include a recognition of a widening spectrum of vehicles.

PMID:
10066458
DOI:
10.1016/s1369-5274(98)80149-5
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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