Characterization of a verocytotoxin-producing enteroaggregative Escherichia coli serogroup O111:H21 strain associated with a household outbreak in Northern Ireland

Tim Dallman, Geoffrey P. Smith, Brendan O'Brien, Marie Anne Chattaway, David Finlay, Kathie A. Grant, Claire Jenkins*

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Abstract

A strain of Escherichia coli O111:H21 recently isolated in the United Kingdom harbored the phage-encoded vtx2c gene and the aggregative adherence plasmid. Although exhibiting the same pathogenic profile as the E. coli O104:H4 strain linked to the outbreak in Germany, there were important differences in strain characteristics and in the epidemiological setting.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4116-4119
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Volume50
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2012

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