Risk factors for sporadic infection with Escherichia coli O157

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Paul S. Mead, Lyn Finclli, Mary A. Lambert-Fair, Deborah Champ, John Townes, Lori Hutwagner, Timothy Barrett, Kenneth Spitalny, Eric Mintz

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Background: Little is known about risk factors for sporadic infection with Escherichia coli O157:H7. In response to a sharp increase in reported cases in New Jersey during July 1994, we conducted a case-control study to identify principal sources of infection and contributing practices. Methods: Standardized questionnaires were used to evaluate (1) potential exposures of case patients and matched controls and (2) knowledge, attitudes, and practices of food preparers in case and control households. Patient isolates were subtyped by pulsed-field gel electrophoresis. Results: Patients with E coli O157:H7 infection (N=23; median age 9 years: 55% female) were more likely than healthy controls to have eaten a hamburger in the week preceding illness (matched odds ratio, undefined; P

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)204-208
Number of pages5
JournalArchives of Internal Medicine
Volume157
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes

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Escherichia coli O157
Infection
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
Pulsed Field Gel Electrophoresis
Case-Control Studies
Odds Ratio
Food

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Mead, P. S., Finclli, L., Lambert-Fair, M. A., Champ, D., Townes, J., Hutwagner, L., ... Mintz, E. (1997). Risk factors for sporadic infection with Escherichia coli O157: H7. Archives of Internal Medicine, 157(2), 204-208.

Risk factors for sporadic infection with Escherichia coli O157 : H7. / Mead, Paul S.; Finclli, Lyn; Lambert-Fair, Mary A.; Champ, Deborah; Townes, John; Hutwagner, Lori; Barrett, Timothy; Spitalny, Kenneth; Mintz, Eric.

In: Archives of Internal Medicine, Vol. 157, No. 2, 1997, p. 204-208.

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Mead, PS, Finclli, L, Lambert-Fair, MA, Champ, D, Townes, J, Hutwagner, L, Barrett, T, Spitalny, K & Mintz, E 1997, 'Risk factors for sporadic infection with Escherichia coli O157: H7', Archives of Internal Medicine, vol. 157, no. 2, pp. 204-208.
Mead PS, Finclli L, Lambert-Fair MA, Champ D, Townes J, Hutwagner L et al. Risk factors for sporadic infection with Escherichia coli O157: H7. Archives of Internal Medicine. 1997;157(2):204-208.
Mead, Paul S. ; Finclli, Lyn ; Lambert-Fair, Mary A. ; Champ, Deborah ; Townes, John ; Hutwagner, Lori ; Barrett, Timothy ; Spitalny, Kenneth ; Mintz, Eric. / Risk factors for sporadic infection with Escherichia coli O157 : H7. In: Archives of Internal Medicine. 1997 ; Vol. 157, No. 2. pp. 204-208.
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