Escherichia coli O157 cluster evaluation

Amita Gupta, Susan B. Hunter, Sally A. Bidol, Stephen Dietrich, Jennifer Kincaid, Ellen Salehi, Lisa Nicholson, Carol Ann Genese, Sarah Todd-Weinstein, Lisa Marengo, Akiko C. Kimura, John T. Brooks

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We investigated a multistate cluster of Escherichia coli O157:H7 isolates; pulsed-field gel electrophoresis subtyping, using a single enzyme, suggested an epidemiologic association. An investigation and additional subtyping, however, did not support the association. Confirming E. coli O157 clusters with two or more restriction endonucleases is necessary before public health resources are allocated to follow-up investigations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1856-1858
Number of pages3
JournalEmerging infectious diseases
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases


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