Isolation of Escherichia coli bacteriophages from the stool of pediatric diarrhea patients in Bangladesh.

@article{ChibaniChennoufi2004IsolationOE,
  title={Isolation of Escherichia coli bacteriophages from the stool of pediatric diarrhea patients in Bangladesh.},
  author={Sandra Chibani-Chennoufi and Josette Sidoti and Anne Bruttin and Marie-Lise Dillmann and Elizabeth Kutter and Firdausi Qadri and Shafiqul Alam Sarker and Harald Br{\"u}ssow},
  journal={Journal of bacteriology},
  year={2004},
  volume={186 24},
  pages={8287-94}
}
A 3-week coliphage survey was conducted in stool samples from 140 Bangladeshi children hospitalized with severe diarrhea. On the Escherichia coli indicator strain K803, all but one phage isolate had 170-kb genomes and the morphology of T4 phage. In spot tests, the individual T4-like phages infected up to 27 out of 40 diarrhea-associated E. coli, representing 22 O serotypes and various virulence factors; only five of them were not infected by any of these new phages. A combination of diagnostic… CONTINUE READING