Clinical Significance of Escherichia albertii

  title={Clinical Significance of Escherichia albertii},
  author={Tadasuke Ooka and Kazuko Seto and Kimiko Kawano and Hideki Kobayashi and Yoshiki Etoh and Sachiko Ichihara and Akiko Kaneko and Junko Isobe and Keiji Yamaguchi and Kazumi Horikawa and T{\^a}nia A T Gomes and Annick Linden and Marjorie Bardiau and Jacques Georges Mainil and Lothar Beutin and Yoshitoshi Ogura and Tetsuya Hayashi},
  booktitle={Emerging infectious diseases},
Discriminating Escherichia albertii from other Enterobacteriaceae is difficult. Systematic analyses showed that E. albertii represents a substantial portion of strains currently identified as eae-positive Escherichia coli and includes Shiga toxin 2f-producing strains. Because E. albertii possesses the eae gene, many strains might have been misidentified as enterohemorrhagic or enteropathogenic E. coli.