Characteristics and association with disease of two major subclones of Shiga toxin (Verocytotoxin)-producing strains of Escherichia coli (STEC) O157 that are present among isolates from patients in Germany.

@article{Beutin2002CharacteristicsAA,
  title={Characteristics and association with disease of two major subclones of Shiga toxin (Verocytotoxin)-producing strains of Escherichia coli (STEC) O157 that are present among isolates from patients in Germany.},
  author={Lothar Beutin and Stefan Kaulfuss and Thomas Cheasty and Boerries Brandenburg and Sonja Zimmermann and Kerstin Gleier and Geraldine A. Willshaw and Henry R. Smith},
  journal={Diagnostic microbiology and infectious disease},
  year={2002},
  volume={44 4},
  pages={337-46}
}
Shiga toxin (Verocytotoxin) producing E. coli (STEC) O157 were isolated from 168 patients living in different parts of Germany. Most isolates were from sporadic cases and seven small outbreaks with STEC O157 were identified. The 168 strains were examined for phenotypic and genotypical traits in order to identify major types of STEC O157 occurring in Germany… CONTINUE READING