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Volume 9, Number 9—September 2003

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Enteroaggregative Escherichia coli Serotype O126:H27, Israel

Gila Shazberg*, Moshe Wolk†1Comments to Author , Herbert Schmidt‡, Iancu Sechter†, Giora Gottesman§, and Dan Miron¶
Author affiliations: *Bikur Cholim Hospital, Jerusalem, Israel; †Ministry of Health Central Laboratories, Jerusalem, Israel; ‡Carl Gustav Carus Technische Universitaet, Dresden, Germany; §Meir Medical Center, Kfar-Saba, Israel; ¶Haemek Medical Center, Afula, Israel; 1Drs. Shazberg and Wolk contributed equally to this paper.

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Table 3

Phage sensitivity of Escherichia coli O126H27 compared to EAEC-PCRa

Phage sensitivityb EAEC-PCR positive EAEC-PCR negative
Positive
33 isolates
1 isolate
Negative 1 isolate 11 isolates

aEAEC PCR, enteroaggregative Escherichia coli polymerase chain reaction.
bSensitivity = 97%; specificity = 91%.

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