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Volume 6, Number 5—October 2000

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Prevalence of Non-O157:H7 Shiga Toxin-Producing Escherichia coli in Diarrheal Stool Samples from Nebraska

Paul D. Fey*Comments to Author , R.S. Wickert*, M.E. Rupp, T.J. Safranek†, and S.H. Hinrichs*
Author affiliations: *University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska, USA; †Department of Health and Human Services, Lincoln, Nebraska, USA

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Table 2

Results from multiplex polymerase chain reaction (PCR) amplification

Isolate Serotype stx1a stx2 eae ehxA
A1 O157:H7 + + + +
A2 O157:H7 - + + +
A3 O26:H11 + - + +
A4 O157:NM + + + +
B1 O145:NM + - + +
B2 O103:H2 + - + +
D1 O111:NM + + + +
D2 O111:NM + + + +
D3 O157:H7 - + + +
D4 O157:H7 + + + +
E1 Orough:H2 + - + +
E2 O26:H11 + - + +

a(+) Denotes presence of gene as assessed by PCR; (-) denotes absence of gene as assessed by PCR.

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