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Volume 18, Number 4—April 2012

Research

Shiga Toxin–producing Escherichia coli Serotype O78:H in Family, Finland, 2009

Taru Lienemann, Eeva Salo, Ruska Rimhanen-Finne, Kai Rönnholm, Mari Taimisto, Jari J. Hirvonen, Eveliina Tarkka, Markku Kuusi, and Anja SiitonenComments to Author 
Author affiliations: National Institute for Health and Welfare, Helsinki, Finland (T. Lienemann, R. Rimhanen-Finne, M. Kuusi, A. Siitonen); University of Helsinki, Helsinki (E. Salo, K. Rönnholm, E. Tarkka); Vaasa Central Hospital, Vaasa, Finland (M. Taimisto, J.J. Hirvonen)

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Characteristics of Shiga toxin–producing Escherichia coli O78:H:stx1c:hlyA strains isolated from family members, Finland, 2009

Family member Strain characteristics, n = 6
Strain no. Origin Virulence factor Gene accession no. Shiga toxin titer
Neonate FE94076 and FE94084 Blood and feces stx1c, hlyA FR875155 and FR875151 16
Brother FE94098 Feces stx1c, hlyA FR875153 16
Sister FE94195 Feces stx1c, hlyA FR875154 32
Mother FE94097 Feces stx1c, hlyA FR875152 16
Father FE94099 Feces stx1c, hlyA FR875150 32

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