Volume 18, Number 3—March 2012
Epsilonproteobacteria in Humans, New Zealand
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*Detected by PCR–denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis. SCL, samples examined by Southern Community Laboratories (Christchurch, New Zealand) found negative for all common pathogens; ESR–, diarrhea samples screened for specific pathogens by the Institute of Environmental Science and Research (Christchurch) at the request of the submitting laboratory and found negative; ESR+, diarrhea samples screened for specific pathogens by the Institute of Environmental Science and Research at the request of the submitting laboratory and found positive; vol, samples from volunteers with no known recent history of gastrointestinal illness. Specific pathogens found in ESR+ samples included Cryptosporidium spp., Giardia spp., norovirus, Bacillus cereus, toxigenic Staphylococcus aureus, and toxigenic Clostridium perfringens.