Similarity of Shiga Toxin–producing Escherichia coli O104:H4 Strains from Italy and Germany


To the Editor: Since the beginning of May 2011, a large outbreak of infections associated with Shiga toxin (Stx)–producing Escherichia coli (STEC) O104:H4 has occurred in Germany (1). The outbreak showed 3 unusual features: 1) a large proportion of case-patients with hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS); 2) HUS in adults, although it usually affects children… (More)
DOI: 10.3201/eid1710.111072


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