Laboratory investigation of enteroaggregative Escherichia coli O untypeable:H10 associated with a massive outbreak of gastrointestinal illness.

@article{Itoh1997LaboratoryIO,
  title={Laboratory investigation of enteroaggregative Escherichia coli O untypeable:H10 associated with a massive outbreak of gastrointestinal illness.},
  author={Yoshiaki Itoh and Isao Nagano and Munetaka Kunishima and Takayuki Ezaki},
  journal={Journal of clinical microbiology},
  year={1997},
  volume={35 10},
  pages={2546-50}
}
A massive outbreak of gastrointestinal illness occurred in Tajimi city, Gifu prefecture, in June of 1993 in which 2,697 children in elementary and junior high schools developed severe diarrhea. Stool specimens from 30 children with severe protracted diarrhea were studied. Twenty-seven strains of enteroaggregative Escherichia coli (EAggEC) isolated from 12 of 30 patients all belonged to the same serotype, O untypeable (OUT):H10, and showed the same biochemical characteristics and antibiotic… CONTINUE READING

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