Characterization of Escherichia coli serotype O157:H7.

@article{Ratnam1988CharacterizationOE,
  title={Characterization of Escherichia coli serotype O157:H7.},
  author={S. Sunita Ratnam and Shelley March and Rafiq Ahmed and Greg S Bezanson and Shanti Kasatiya},
  journal={Journal of clinical microbiology},
  year={1988},
  volume={26 10},
  pages={2006-12}
}
A total of 174 strains of Escherichia coli serotype O157:H7 representing human isolates obtained from outbreaks and sporadic cases of hemorrhagic colitis, hemolytic-uremic syndrome, and nonbloody diarrheal illnesses as well as from asymptomatic carriers across Canada and the United States were examined. E. coli serotype O157:H7 possessed distinct biochemical markers, a 100% negative reaction for beta-glucuronidase and sorbitol, and a 100% positive reaction for raffinose and dulcitol; all… CONTINUE READING
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