Emerging Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli serotypes in Europe: O100:H- and O127:H40

Dorothea Orth*, Katharina Grif, Ian Fisher, Angelika Fruth, Helmut Tschäpe, Flemming Scheutz, Manfred P. Dierich, Reinhard Würzner

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Abstract

Novel and as yet rare non-O157 Shiga toxin (Stx)-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) serotypes are emerging in Europe. Two different sorbitol-fermenting STECs, O100:H- carrying the virulence gene stx2 and O127:H40 carrying stx1 and eae genes (found in two related subjects), were isolated from patients' stool samples. Non-O157 STEC infections in humans are currently under-diagnosed. This report highlights the need for, and importance of, screening for Shiga toxins or serotypes other than just O157.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)428-429
Number of pages2
JournalCurrent Microbiology
Volume53
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2006

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