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Volume 22, Number 12—December 2016

Whole-Genome Characterization and Strain Comparison of VT2f-Producing Escherichia coli Causing Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome

Laura GrandeComments to Author , Valeria Michelacci, Roslen Bondì, Federica Gigliucci, Eelco Franz, Mahdi Askari Badouei, Sabine Schlager, Fabio Minelli, Rosangela Tozzoli, Alfredo Caprioli, and Stefano Morabito
Author affiliations: Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Rome, Italy (L. Grande, V. Michelacci, R. Bondi, F. Gigliucci, F. Minelli, R. Tozzoli, A. Caprioli, S. Morabito); National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, the Netherlands (E. Franz); Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Garmsar Branch, Islamic Azad University, Garmsar, Iran (M. Askari Badouei); Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety, Graz, Austria (S. Schlager)

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Table 1

Characteristics of non-O157 verotoxigenic Escherichia coli strains used in a comparative analysis of the virulence profile of VT2f-producing strains from humans and the animal reservoir*

Strain Serogroup Source† Year of isolation Virulence gene profile
ED017 O26 HUS 1989 eae vtx1
ED075 O26 Diarrheal feces 1990 eae vtx1
ED180 O26 HUS 1994 eae vtx2
ED195 O26 HUS 1994 eae vtx1
ED392 O26 Diarrheal feces 1998 eae vtx1
ED411 O26 HUS 1999 eae vtx2
ED423 O26 Diarrheal feces 1999 eae vtx1
ED654 O26 HUS 2007 eae vtx2
ED669 O26 HUS 2008 eae vtx1
ED676 O26 HUS 2008 eae vtx2
ED729 O26 Diarrheal feces 2010 eae vtx1
ED766 O26 HUS 2010 eae vtx2
ED657 O145 HUS 2007 eae vtx2
ED603 O121 HUS 2004 eae vtx2
ED073 O111 Diarrheal feces 1990 eae vtx1
ED082 O111 HUS 1990 eae vtx1
ED142 O111 HUS 1992 eae vtx1 vtx2
ED178 O111 HUS 1994 eae vtx1 vtx2
ED608 O111 HUS 2005 eae vtx1 vtx2
ED664 O111 HUS 2007 eae vtx2
ED672 O111 HUS 2008 eae vtx1 vtx2
ED287 O103 Bovine 1998 eae vtx1
Bloody diarrheal feces
*All samples are from humans except strain ED287. HUS, hemolytic uremic syndrome.
†HUS samples were isolated from feces.

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