Accession Number:

AD0611712

Title:

TYPES AND DISTRIBUTION OF ENTEROPATHOGENIC ESCHERICHIA COLI IN BANGKOK, THAILAND,

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SEATO MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB BANGKOK (THAILAND)

Report Date:

1964-07-22

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

Surveys of 2,670 patients with acute diarrhea and 1,500 normal, healthy individuals in Bangkok, Thailand, indicate that enteropathogenic Escherichia coli are significant in diarrheal diseases of infants in that country. During the 16 months of this study, approximately 10 per cent of the diarrhea in children under 2 years of age was due to these organisms. Serotypes 025B19B23, 0119B14 and 0128B12 were the most frequently found strains both in patients and in symptomless individuals. Serotypes 0111B4 and 055B5, among the most common serotypes in many parts of the world, were encountered rarely. Of 183 E. coli isolated from patients, 055B5 was cultured 5 times and 0111B4 was found in a single instance. Neither was obtained from normal, healthy subjects. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE