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Volume 13, Number 2—February 2007

Letter

Enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli Excretion by Child and Her Cat

Ulrich Busch*, Stefan Hörmansdorfer*, Stephan Schranner†, Ingrid Huber†, Karl-Heinz Bogner*, and Andreas Sing*Comments to Author 
Author affiliations: *Bavarian Health and Food Safety Authority, Oberschleißheim, Germany; †Veterinary Inspection Office, Landshut, Germany;

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Clinical picture and isolation of EHEC serotype O145:H– from stool samples of child and her cat*

DateGirlCat
Dec 1, 2004Vomiting and diarrhea
Dec 9Tested positiveND
Dec 22Tested positiveTested positive
Dec 28Tested positiveND
Jan 10, 2005Tested positiveND
Jan 17Tested positiveND
Jan 21Tested negativeND
Jan 24Tested positiveTested positive, treated with probiotics
Feb 1Tested positiveND
Mar 4Tested negativeND
Mar 12Tested negativeND
Apr 25NDTested positive
Jun 25–Jul 4NDAutovaccination
Jul 29NDTested negative
Aug 11NDTested negative

*EHEC, enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli; positive and negative refer to the isolation of EHEC serotype O145:H– ; ND, no testing was done.

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