Long-term shedding and clonal turnover of enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli O157 in diarrheal diseases.


To investigate the length of time that Shiga-like toxin-producing Escherichia coli O157 is excreted after the onset of diarrhea, 456 serial stool specimens were obtained from 53 children. E. coli O157 cells were identified by the use of DNA probes followed by agglutination with a specific antiserum. Specimens were collected until three consecutive stool… (More)


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