Escherichia coli O157:H7, an emerging gastrointestinal pathogen. Results of a one-year, prospective, population-based study.

@article{MacDonald1988EscherichiaCO,
  title={Escherichia coli O157:H7, an emerging gastrointestinal pathogen. Results of a one-year, prospective, population-based study.},
  author={Kelly L MacDonald and Michael O'leary and Mitchell L. Cohen and Pippa Norris and J. Gipson Wells and Elizabeth Noll and John M Kobayashi and Paul A Blake},
  journal={JAMA},
  year={1988},
  volume={259 24},
  pages={3567-70}
}
To examine the incidence of Escherichia coli O157:H7 enteric infections in the United States and to evaluate the vehicles of transmission for sporadic cases, we conducted a one-year, population-based study at a large health maintenance organization (HMO) in the Puget Sound area of Washington State. All stool specimens submitted for culture to the HMO laboratory were screened for E coli O157:H7; the organism was identified in 25 (0.4%) of 6485 stool specimens. All patients with E coli O157:H7… CONTINUE READING

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