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Volume 19, Number 1—January 2013


Human Gastroenteritis Outbreak Associated with Escherichia albertii, Japan

Tadasuke Ooka, Eisuke Tokuoka, Masato Furukawa, Tetsuya Nagamura, Yoshitoshi Ogura, Kokichi Arisawa, Seiya Harada, and Tetsuya HayashiComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Author affiliations: University of Miyazaki, Miyazaki, Japan (T. Ooka, Y. Ogura, T. Hayashi); Kumamoto Prefectural Institute of Public Health and Environmental Science, Kumamoto, Japan (E. Tokuoka, M. Furukawa, T. Nagamura, S. Harada); University of Tokushima, Tokushima, Japan (K. Arisawa)

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Table 1

Isolates from fecal specimens of party participants during outbreak of gastroenteritis associated with Escherichia albertii, Japan*

Isolate Origin of isolates
Participants, n = 44
Kitchen staff, n = 10
Symptomatic Asymptomatic No information Symptomatic Asymptomatic
E. albertii 21 1 0 0 2
E. albertii† and E. coli O183:H18‡ 7 0 0 0 0
E. coli O183:H18‡ 3 0 0 0 0
None 6 5 1 0 8

*None, negative for both pathogens.
†Initially identified as atypical (lactose negative) E. coli OUT:HNM harboring the intimin (eae) gene.
‡Initially identified as eae negative E. coli OUT:H18 harboring the Shiga toxin 2d and enteroaggregative E.coli heat-stable toxin genes.

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