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Volume 4, Number 2—June 1998

Synopsis

Enteroaggregative Escherichia coli

James P. Nataro*Comments to Author , Theodore Steiner†, and Richard L. Guerrant†
Author affiliations: *University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA; †University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA

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Table 2

Outbreaks of enteroaggregative Escherichia coli diarrhea

Reference Setting Patients Illness
52 Nursery; Nis, Serbia, 1995 19 infants Watery diarrhea
56 Conference Center, UK, 1994 51 adults Watery diarrhea for 3-7 days
56 Hotel, UK, 1994 53 adults Watery diarrhea, mean duration 68 hr
59 Village in southern India, 1996 20 children and adults Watery diarrhea, mean duration 11 days
12 Nursery, Mexico City Not reported Severe diarrhea; 5 deaths
54 16 schools, Gifu, Japan 2,697 school children Diarrhea; some cases protracted

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