The Clone Concept and Enteropathogenic Escherichia Coli (EPEC)
Examination of enteropathogenic E. coli, so called EPEC strains, from outbreaks of infantile diarrhoea in both Europe and North America in the 1950’s, showed that strains belonging to a limited number of O groups were associated with this disease and although strains of these O groups were found with several different flagellar antigens, i.e. H antigens, certain O:H serotypes were more often associated with outbreaks and severe cases than other O:H types belonging to the same O group. In addition these O:H serotypes had characteristic biotypes in such a way, that it was possible to predict the H type from the biotype and vice versa.
KeywordsHaemolytic Uraemic Syndrome Major Outer Membrane Protein Infantile Diarrhoea Localize Adherence EPEC Strain
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