Table 5

Serotypes of typical EPEC Cluster 1 strains

Serotypea

No. strains

%


O55:H6

5

10.9

O66:H8

1

2.2

O111:[H2]

17

37.0

O111:H25

2

4.3

O114:H2b

11

23.9

O119:H2c

4

8.7

O126:H27

1

2.2

O127:H6

1

2.2

O142:[H6]

3

6.5

Orough:[H8]

1

2.2

total

46

100.0


a) All strains were isolated from human faeces. In bold: serotypes previously associated with Stx-production [3]. H-type in [brackets] indicates presence of non-motile strains that were investigated for their fliC genotype [44].

b) two O114:H2 strains were positive for the EHEC virulence plasmid associated etpD gene.

c) EPEC O119:H2 were previously reported as atypical EPEC reacting with bfpA probe [5]. One each of the O119:H2 strains was positive for EHEC virulence plasmid associated genes espP and etpD

Bugarel et al. BMC Microbiology 2011 11:142   doi:10.1186/1471-2180-11-142

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