Table 2

Characteristics of STEC isolates in diarrhoea associated HUS

  • Specimens were investigated on 20/20 epidemic cases and 50/64 endemic cases.

  • 2-150 Paton et al.23

  • 2-151 Shiga toxin produced and Shiga toxin genes present (+) or absent (−).

  • 2-152 Virulence associated features not determined on this isolate.

  • 2-153 Obtained from a patient who was also infected with a Shiga toxin 2 producing strain of Enterobacter cloacae.38

  • NT, non-typeable; R, rough.