Pigeons as a possible reservoir of Shiga toxin 2f-producing Escherichia coli pathogenic to humans.

Abstract

Escherichia coli harboring stx2f which secrete the respective Shiga toxin (Stx) are frequently found in pigeons. In this report we describe the isolation of a stx2f-containing E. coli O128 strain from an 11-month old child with diarrhea and comparison of this strain with stx2f-positive E. coli isolates from droppings of pigeons. The human E. coli O128:NM… (More)

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