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Table 2 Evidence of E.coli O103 infection in HUS cases (10) and diarrhoeal cases (6) and asymptomatic case (1), January-March 2006 (n = 17)

From: Outbreak of haemolytic uraemic syndrome in Norway caused by stx 2-positive Escherichia coliO103:H25 traced to cured mutton sausages

  Diarrhoea/bloody diarrhoea HUS Stool culture for E.coli O103 eae-gene stx 1/stx 2 MLVA outbreak profile * Antibody titre against outbreak strain** IgG/IgM Immunoblot E.coli O103
1 +/+ + + + -/- + 320 +/+
2 +/+ + + + -/+ + - -/+
3 +/+ + - NA NA NA 160 +/+
4 +/+ + - NA NA NA 320 +/+
5 +/+ + - NA NA NA 320 +/+
6 +/+ + - NA NA NA 640 NT
7 +/+ + - NA NA NA 640 +/+
8 +/- + - NA NA NA - -/-***
9 +/+ + + + -/+ + NA +/+
10 +/+ + + + -/- + NA NT
11 +/+ - + + -/- + NA NT
12 +/+ - + + -/- + NA NT
13 +/+ - + + -/- + NA NT
14 +/+ - + + -/- + NA NT
15 +/+ - + + -/- + NA NT
16 +/- - + + -/- + NA NT
17 -/- - + + -/- + NA NT
  1. * MLVA profile 07-03-00-05-00-07-01 [6].
  2. ** The Widal test was performed against the isolate of case no. 2 defined as the outbreak strain
  3. *** Also tested against serotype O157.
  4. Test results: IgG-/IgM + NT: not tested, NA: not available.