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Casey P.;Hill C.;Gahan C.
2011
July
Bioengineered Bugs
E. coli O104:H4: Social media and the characterization of an emerging pathogen
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Bioinformatics E. coli EAEC EHEC Enteroaggregative HUS O104:H4
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The 2011 German E. coli O104:H4 outbreak resulted in thousands of cases of enterohaemorrhagic illness, with approximately 25% of these progressing to develop haemolytic uraemic syndrome (HUS). This high rate of progression to HUS was the first indicator that the bacterial cause of illness was not a typical enterohaemorrhagic E. coli (EHEC) strain. Collaborative bioinformatic analysis while the outbreak was still in progress indicated that the O104:H4 strain was in fact an enteroaggregative E. coli (EAEC) strain which had acquired genes for the production of Shiga-like toxin. 2011 Landes Bioscience.
1949-1018
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