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Volume 8, Number 5—May 2002

Dispatch

Deer Meat as the Source for a Sporadic Case of Escherichia coli O157:H7 Infection, Connecticut1

Terry Rabatsky-Ehr*Comments to Author , Douglas Dingman†, Ruthanne Marcus*, Robert Howard‡, Aristea Kinney‡, and Patricia Mshar‡
Author affiliations: *Connecticut Emerging Infections Program, New Haven, Connecticut, USA; †The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, New Haven, Connecticut, USA; ‡The Connecticut Department of Public Heath, Hartford, Connecticut, USA;

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Pulsed-field gel electrophoresis of O157 isolates from the Connecticut child and the deer meat showing XbaI and BlnI-digested genomic DNA. Lanes 1, 5, and 9 are Escherichia coli G5244, a standard strain used to characterize molecular size; lanes 2 (XbaI) and 6 (BlnI) are digests from the child’s O157 isolate, lanes 3 (XbaI) and 7 (BlnI) are digests from the deer meat O157 isolate, and lanes 4 (XbaI) and 8 (BlnI) are digests from an unrelated O157 patient. Numbers at right are molecular sizes (in base pairs).

Figure. Pulsed-field gel electrophoresis of O157 isolates from the Connecticut child and the deer meat showing XbaI and BlnI-digested genomic DNA. Lanes 1, 5, and 9 are Escherichia coli G5244, a standard strain used to characterize molecular size; lanes 2 (XbaI) and 6 (BlnI) are digests from the child’s O157 isolate, lanes 3 (XbaI) and 7 (BlnI) are digests from the deer meat O157 isolate, and lanes 4 (XbaI) and 8 (BlnI) are digests from an unrelated O157 patient. Numbers at right are molecular sizes (in base pairs).

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1Presented in part at the International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases, Atlanta Georgia (abstract # 118), July 2000.

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