Surveillance for Shiga Toxin-Producing Escherichia Coli, Michigan, 2001-2005

Emerg Infect Dis. 2007 Feb;13(2):318-21. doi: 10.3201/eid1302.060813.

Abstract

A surveillance system used different detection methods to estimate prevalence of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli during 2003-2005 and 2001-2002. More non-O157 serotypes were detected by enzyme immunoassay than by evaluation of non-sorbitol-fermenting E. coli isolates. We therefore recommend use of enzyme immunoassay and culture-based methods.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Bacteriological Techniques
  • Escherichia coli / classification*
  • Escherichia coli / metabolism*
  • Escherichia coli Infections / epidemiology*
  • Escherichia coli Infections / microbiology*
  • Humans
  • Immunoenzyme Techniques / methods
  • Michigan / epidemiology
  • Population Surveillance
  • Prevalence
  • Shiga Toxin / metabolism*
  • Time Factors

Substances

  • Shiga Toxin