Escherichia coli O157:H7 infection in Colombia.

  title={Escherichia coli O157:H7 infection in Colombia.},
  author={Salim Mattar and Eduardo Vasquez},
  journal={Emerging Infectious Diseases},
  pages={126 - 127}
To the Editor: The prevalence of Escherichia coli O157:H7 in Colombia is not known; we conducted a study to determine its prevalence in children with infectious diarrhea, in adult cattle, and in ground beef. Between March 1996 and March 1997, we examined 538 children under 5 years of age with infectious diarrhea who had been admitted to either of the two children's hospitals in Bogotá. Diarrhea was defined as three or more loose stools within the previous 24 hours. One hundred and sixty-one… CONTINUE READING


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