incidence of sporadic infections due to enterotoxigenic escherichia coli (etec) in the population of hamburg, north two studies (1982 and 1985/86), the presence of enterotoxigenic e. coli (etec) and other enteropathogenic bacteria was investigated in 779 stool specimens from children and adults with and without diarrhoeal disease. etec was isolated from 2% of diseased children and 1.6% of adult patients, but also from 0.5% of asymptomatic persons. mixed infections with two different etec strains or with other enteropathogenic bacteria were identified in 4 of 9 infected persons. the etec strains belonged to ...19892692585
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