Subtilase cytotoxin encoding genes are present in human, sheep and deer intimin-negative, Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli O128:H2.

@article{Snchez2012SubtilaseCE,
  title={Subtilase cytotoxin encoding genes are present in human, sheep and deer intimin-negative, Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli O128:H2.},
  author={Sergio S{\'a}nchez and Xabier Beristain and R Hernandez Martinez and Alfredo Garcia and Carmen L{\'o}pez Mart{\'i}n and Dolors Vidal and Sandra D{\'i}az-S{\'a}nchez and Joaqu{\'i}n G{\'o}mez Rey and Juan M. Alonso and Silvia Herrera-Le{\'o}n},
  journal={Veterinary microbiology},
  year={2012},
  volume={159 3-4},
  pages={531-5}
}
Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) O128:H2 is recognised worldwide to be an important non-O157 STEC associated with human illness and in particular with causing haemolytic uraemic syndrome. This serotype is commonly isolated from sheep and is being increasingly isolated from deer. We determined the virulence profile and genetic relationships of one human, six sheep and five deer intimin-negative STEC O128:H2 strains isolated in Spain over a 7-year period. Our goals were to establish… CONTINUE READING