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Volume 18, Number 3—March 2012

Dispatch

Clinical Significance of Escherichia albertii

Tadasuke Ooka, Kazuko Seto, Kimiko Kawano, Hideki Kobayashi, Yoshiki Etoh, Sachiko Ichihara, Akiko Kaneko, Junko Isobe, Keiji Yamaguchi, Kazumi Horikawa, Tânia A.T. Gomes, Annick Linden, Marjorie Bardiau, Jacques G. Mainil, Lothar Beutin, Yoshitoshi Ogura, and Tetsuya HayashiComments to Author 
Author affiliations: University of Miyazaki, Miyazaki, Japan (T. Ooka, Y. Ogura, T. Hayashi); Osaka Prefectural Institute of Public Health, Osaka, Japan (K. Seto); Miyazaki Prefectural Institute for Public Health and Environment, Miyazaki (K. Kawano); National Institute of Animal Health, Ibaraki, Japan (H. Kobayashi); Fukuoka Institute of Health and Environmental Sciences, Fukuoka, Japan (Y. Etoh, S. Ichihara, K. Horikawa); Yamagata Prefectural Institute of Public Health, Yamagata, Japan (A. Kaneko); Toyama Institute of Health, Toyama, Japan (J. Isobe); Hokkaido Institute of Public Health, Hokkaido, Japan (K. Yamaguchi); Universidade Federal de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil (T.A.T. Gomes); University of Liège, Liège, Belgium (A. Linden, M. Bardiau, J.G. Mainil); Federal Institute for Risk Assessment, Berlin, Germany (L. Beutin)

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Table 1

Summary of 275 eae-positive strains originally identified by routine diagnostic protocols as EPEC or EHEC

Origin No. strains
Human, n = 193
Symptomatic 154
Asymptomatic 7
No information 32
Animal, n = 76
Bird 38
Pig 31
Cat 1
Deer 1
Bovid 1
Sheep 1
No information 3
Environment, n = 6 6

*EPEC, enteropathogenic Escherichia coli; EHEC, enterohemorrhagic E. coli.

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