Escherichia coli O104:H4 infections and international travel

David C. Alexander, Weilong Hao, Matthew W. Gilmour, Sandra Zittermann, Alicia Sarabia, Roberto G. Melano, Analyn Peralta, Marina Lombos, Keisha Warren, Yuri Amatnieks, Evangeline Virey, Jennifer H. Ma, Frances B. Jamieson, Donald E. Low, Vanessa G. Allen

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We analyzed travel-associated clinical isolates of Escherichia coli O104:H4, including 1 from the 2011 German outbreak and 1 from a patient who returned from the Philippines in 2010, by genome sequencing and optical mapping. Despite extensive genomic similarity between these strains, key differences included the distribution of toxin and antimicrobial drug-resistance determinants.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)473-476
Number of pages4
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2012

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