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Emerg Infect Dis. 2000 Sep-Oct;6(5):530-3.

Prevalence of non-O157:H7 shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli in diarrheal stool samples from Nebraska.

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University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska 68198-5400, USA.

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  • Emerg Infect Dis 2001 May-Jun;7(3):491.

Abstract

We determined the prevalence of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) in diarrheal stool samples from Nebraska by three methods: cefixime-tellurite sorbitol MacConkey (CT- SMAC) culture, enterohemorrhagic E. coli (EHEC) enzyme immunoassay, and stx1,2 polymerase chain reaction (PCR). Fourteen (4.2%) of 335 specimens were positive by at least one method (CT-SMAC culture [6 of 14], EHEC enzyme immunoassay [13 of 14], stx1,2 PCR [14 of 14]). Six contained serogroup O157, while non-O157 were as prevalent as O157 serogroups.

PMID:
10998385
PMCID:
PMC2627960
DOI:
10.3201/eid0605.000513
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