Outbreak of Shiga Toxin-- Producing Escherichia coli O111:H8 Infection

Bettelheim, Karl A.; Goldwater, Paul N.
July 2004
Clinical Infectious Diseases;7/1/2004, Vol. 39 Issue 1, p148
Academic Journal
This article focuses on the outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) H8 infection in Australia. This outbreak, in which the main source of infection was contaminated mettwurst, involved, two variety of STEC belonging to O serogroups O26, O113, and O157. This led the authors to conduct an extensive serological investigation. These studies revealed that the severity of disease manifested in the individual affected patients depended on the number of STEC serogroups to which they were exposed, as evidenced by development of antibodies.


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