Characterization of enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli isolated from U.S. troops deployed to the Middle East.

@article{Wolf1993CharacterizationOE,
  title={Characterization of enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli isolated from U.S. troops deployed to the Middle East.},
  author={Marcia K Wolf and David J. Taylor and Edgar C. Boedeker and Kenneth Craig Hyams and D R Maneval and Myron M. Levine and Kazumichi Tamura and R Alan Wilson and Peter D. Echeverria},
  journal={Journal of clinical microbiology},
  year={1993},
  volume={31 4},
  pages={
          851-6
        }
}
Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (ETEC) was a common cause of traveler's diarrhea in U.S. soldiers in the Middle East in 1989 and 1990. To determine which bacterial components would be useful in a vaccine, potential protective antigens (toxin, colonization factor antigen [CFA], and serotype) from 189 ETEC isolates were examined. Nearly half of the isolates expressed both ETEC toxins, 39% had only heat-stable enterotoxin (ST), and 17% had heat-labile enterotoxin (LT). CFA/I was the least common… CONTINUE READING

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