Journal Article


Cormac Gm Gahan
Colin Hill
Pat G. Casey



pathogenicity genetics microbiology enterohemorrhagic escherichia coli classification sequence analysis dna escherichia coli infections polymorphism single nucleotide phylogeny shiga toxigenic escherichia coli disease outbreaks escherichia coli computational biology

E. coli O104:H4: social media and the characterization of an emerging pathogen. (2011)

Abstract The 2011 German E. coli O104:H4 outbreak resulted in thousands of cases of enterohaemorrhagic illness, with approximately 25% of these progressing to develop haemolytic uraemic syndrome (HUS). This high rate of progression to HUS was the first indicator that the bacterial cause of illness was not a typical enterohaemorrhagic E. coli (EHEC) strain. Collaborative bioinformatic analysis while the outbreak was still in progress indicated that the O104:H4 strain was in fact an enteroaggregative E. coli (EAEC) strain which had acquired genes for the production of Shiga - like toxin.
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Cormac Gm Gahan, Colin Hill, Pat G. Casey

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Cormac G M Gahan
University College Cork
Total Publications: 109
Colin Hill
University College Cork
Total Publications: 351
Pat G. Casey
University College Cork
Total Publications: 40