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Volume 8, Number 1—January 2002


Prevalence and Genetic Profiling of Virulence Determinants of Non-O157 Shiga Toxin-Producing Escherichia coli Isolated from Cattle, Beef, and Humans, Calcutta, India

Asis Khan*, Shinji Yamasaki*†, Toshio Sato†, Thandavarayan Ramamurthy*, Amit Pal*, Simanti Datta*, Nandini Roy Chowdhury*, Suresh Chandra Das‡, Asim Sikdar‡, Teizo Tsukamoto§, Sujit Kumar Bhattacharya*, Yoshifumi Takeda¶, and Gopinath Balakrish Nair*#Comments to Author 
Author affiliations: *National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases, Calcutta, India; †Research Institute, International Medical Center of Japan, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Japan; ‡Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Belgachia, Calcutta, India; §Osaka Prefectural Public Health Institute, Osaka, Japan; ¶National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Japan; #International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Dhaka, Bangladesh

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Table 5

Other enteropathogens isolated from stool samples examined for Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli, India

Enteropathogens Infectious Diseases
Hospital (%) B. C. Roy Hospital
for Children (%)
Vibrio cholerae O1 9.5 0.6
Vibrio cholerae O139 5.2 -
Vibrio cholerae Non-O1 non-O139 3.7 3.1
Vibrio parahaemolyticus 2.8 0.4
Shigella flexneri 0.4 0.7
Shigella sonnei 0.1 -
Shigella boydii 0.2 -
Salmonella 0.5 1.1
E. coli EPEC 0.5 -
E. coli ETEC 1.3 -

EPEC, enteropathogenic Escherichia coli; ETEC, enterotoxigenic E. coli.

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