publication . Article . Other literature type . 1997

Origin and characteristics of enteroinvasive strains of Escherichia coli (EIEC) isolated in Germany

Beutin, L.; Gleier, K.; Kontny, I.; Echeverria, P.; Scheutz, F.;
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  • Published: 01 Jun 1997 Journal: Epidemiology and Infection, volume 118, pages 199-205 (issn: 0950-2688, eissn: 1469-4409, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press (CUP)
Abstract
<jats:p>Thirty-five <jats:italic>E. coli</jats:italic> strains belonging to O-serogroups associated with enteroinvasive types of <jats:italic>Escherichia coli</jats:italic> (EIEC) isolated in Germany between 1989 and 1995 were investigated for invasivity-associated DNA sequences. Only 11 strains were positive for <jats:italic>ipa</jats:italic>H and thus confirmed as EIEC. All 11 EIEC isolates originated from human infections which were imported to Germany from Eastern Europe. EIEC O124 were most frequent and originated from asymptomatic Romanians arriving at Rostock, Germany in 1992 and 1993. In January 1993, EIEC O124 were isolated from faeces of a laboratory t...
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free text keywords: Epidemiology, Infectious Diseases, Pathogen, Biology, Feces, Virology, DNA sequencing, Genotype, Microbiology, Restriction fragment length polymorphism, Bacteria, biology.organism_classification, Enterobacteriaceae, Escherichia coli, medicine.disease_cause, medicine, Research Article
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