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Volume 19, Number 8—August 2013

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Whole Genome Sequencing of an Unusual Serotype of Shiga Toxin–producing Escherichia coli

Tim Dallman, Lisa Cross, Chloe Bishop, Neil Perry, Bente Olesen, Kathie A. Grant, and Claire JenkinsComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Health Protection Agency, London, UK (T. Dallman, L. Cross, C. Bishop, N. Perry, K.A. Grant, C. Jenkins); Hillerød Hospital, Hillerød, Denmark (B. Olesen)

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Shiga toxin–producing Escherichia coli O117:K1:H7 strains submitted to GBRU from frontline diagnostic microbiology laboratories, United Kingdom, 2004–2012*

Strains Year isolated (no.) Clinical signs and symptoms of patient Country or region visited by patient
Strains sequenced



151/06 2006 Not reported India
371/08 2008 Not reported Egypt
290/10 2010 Bloody diarrhea Cuba
754/10 2010 Pyrexia South America
229/11 2011 Diarrhea, abdominal pain Kenya and India
Additional strains 2004 (2); 2008 and 2009 (3); 2010 (4); 2011 (2); 2012 (2) Diarrhea, bloody diarrhea, fever, persistent nausea, abdominal pain Afghanistan, Bali, Egypt, Ecuador, Ghana, India, Jordan, Libya, Tanzania, Uganda

*GBRU, Gastrointestinal Bacteria Reference Unit.

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