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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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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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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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Public Health Investigation of Two Outbreaks of Shiga Toxin-Producing Escherichia coli O157 Associated with Consumption of Watercress
ABSTRACT An increase in the number of cases of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) O157 phage type 2 (PT2) in England in September 2013 was epidemiologically linked to watercressExpand
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Predictors of coverage of the national maternal pertussis and infant rotavirus vaccination programmes in England
This study assessed variation in coverage of maternal pertussis vaccination, introduced in England in October 2012 in response to a national outbreak, and a new infant rotavirus vaccinationExpand
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Epidemiological and Microbiological Investigation of an Outbreak of Severe Disease from Shiga Toxin-Producing Escherichia coli O157 Infection Associated with Consumption of a Slaw Garnish.
Investigating outbreaks of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) in England is a priority due to the potential severity of disease. However, there are often challenges in investigatingExpand
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Seroprevalence of low rubella IgG antibody levels among antenatal women in England tested by NHS Blood and Transplant: 2004-2009. Is rubella susceptibility increasing?
Antenatal testing for rubella susceptibility is undertaken to identify women at risk of exposure during pregnancy and to target post-partum immunisation. To evaluate the current rubella controlExpand
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Shiga Toxin–Producing Escherichia coli O157, England and Wales, 1983–2012
Although incidence remained constant, outbreaks from contaminated meat and milk declined and those from petting farms and schools and nurseries increased.
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Epidemiology and microbiology of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli other than serogroup O157 in England, 2009-2013.
The implementation of direct testing of clinical faecal specimens for gastrointestinal (GI) pathogens by PCR offers a sensitive and comprehensive approach for the detection of Shiga toxin-producingExpand
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Evaluating the Use of Multilocus Variable Number Tandem Repeat Analysis of Shiga Toxin-Producing Escherichia coli O157 as a Routine Public Health Tool in England
Multilocus variable number tandem repeat analysis (MLVA) provides microbiological support for investigations of clusters of cases of infection with Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) O157. AllExpand
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