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Subtyping of virulence genes in verocytotoxin-producing Escherichia coli (VTEC) other than serogroup O157 associated with disease in the United Kingdom.
Verocytotoxin-producing Escherichia coli (VTEC) causes a wide spectrum of disease in humans, from mild diarrhoea to haemolytic uraemic syndrome (HUS). The verocytotoxin (vtx) and intimin (eae) genesExpand
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The epidemiology, microbiology and clinical impact of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli in England, 2009-2012.
Between 1 January 2009 and 31 December 2012 in England, a total of 3717 cases were reported with evidence of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) infection, and the crude incidence of STEC infectionExpand
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Intercontinental dissemination of azithromycin-resistant shigellosis through sexual transmission: a cross-sectional study.
BACKGROUND Shigellosis is an acute, severe bacterial colitis that, in high-income countries, is typically associated with travel to high-risk regions (Africa, Asia, and Latin America). Since theExpand
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Identification of Salmonella for public health surveillance using whole genome sequencing
In April 2015, Public Health England implemented whole genome sequencing (WGS) as a routine typing tool for public health surveillance of Salmonella, adopting a multilocus sequence typing (MLST)Expand
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Distribution of the saa Gene in Strains of Shiga Toxin-Producing Escherichia coli of Human and Bovine Origins
ABSTRACT Certain strains of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) which do not have the locus of enterocyte effacement pathogenicity island carry the STEC autoagglutinating adhesin (saa)Expand
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Whole-genome sequencing for national surveillance of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli O157.
BACKGROUND National surveillance of gastrointestinal pathogens, such as Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli O157 (STEC O157), is key to rapidly identifying linked cases in the distributed foodExpand
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Temporal Shedding Patterns and Virulence Factors of Escherichia coli Serogroups O26, O103, O111, O145, and O157 in a Cohort of Beef Calves and Their Dams
ABSTRACT This study investigated the shedding of Escherichia coli O26, O103, O111, O145, and O157 in a cohort of beef calves from birth over a 5-month period and assessed the relationship betweenExpand
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Applying phylogenomics to understand the emergence of Shiga-toxin-producing Escherichia coli O157:H7 strains causing severe human disease in the UK
Shiga-toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) O157:H7 is a recently emerged zoonotic pathogen with considerable morbidity. Since the emergence of this serotype in the 1980s, research has focussed onExpand
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Subtyping intimin genes from enteropathogenic Escherichia coli associated with outbreaks and sporadic cases in the United Kingdom and Eire.
PCR-RFLP methods for subtyping the intimin gene from strains of typical and atypical enteropathogenic Escherichia coli (EPEC) and Verocytotoxin-producing E. coli (VTEC) were compared. A novel HhaIExpand
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Detection of Escherichia coli serogroups O26, O103, O111 and O145 from bovine faeces using immunomagnetic separation and PCR/DNA probe techniques
Aims: The aim of this study was to isolate Escherichia coli O26, O103, O111 and O145 from 745 samples of bovine faeces using (i) immunomagnetic separation (IMS) beads coated with antibodies toExpand
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