Vero Cytotoxin-Producing Escherichia coli O157 Outbreaks in England and Wales, 1995: Phenotypic Methods and Genotypic Subtyping

Geraldine A. Willshaw*, Henry R. Smith, Thomas Cheasty, Patrick G. Wall, Bernard Rowe

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Abstract

Vero cytotoxin-producing Escherichia coli O157 belonging to four phage types (PTs) caused 11 outbreaks of infection in England and Wales in 1995. Outbreak strains of different PTs were distinguishable by DNA-based methods. Pulsed-field gel electrophoresis best discriminated among strains belonging to the same PT, distinguishing six of the seven PT2 outbreak strains and both PT49 outbreak strains.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)561-565
Number of pages5
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Volume3
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1997

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