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Serogroup-Specific Risk Factors for Shiga Toxin- Producing Escherichia coli Infection in Australia

McPherson, Michelle; Lalor, Karin; Combs, Barry; Raupach, Jane; Stafford, Russell; Kirk, Martyn

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BACKGROUND: Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) is an important cause of foodborne illness. In Australia, risk factors for STEC infection have not been examined at a national level. METHODS: We conducted a case-control study in 6 Australian jurisdictions from 2003 through 2007. A case patient was defined as a person from whom STEC was isolated or toxin production genes were detected in stool. Case patients were recruited from notifiable disease registers, and 3 control subjects...[Show more]

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Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/22377
Source: Clinical Infectious Diseases
DOI: 10.1086/599370

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