Seek and ye shall find: STEC in Ireland

The recent paradigm shift in infectious disease diagnosis from culture-based to molecular-based approaches is exemplified in the findings of a national study assessing the detection of verotoxigenic Escherichia coli infections in Ireland. The methodologic changes have been accompanied by a dramatic increase in detections of non-O157 verotoxigenic E. coli serotypes.

wgsChanging diagnostic methods and increased detection of verotoxigenic Escherichia coli, Ireland

Emerg Infect Dis., Volume 22, Number 9, September 2016, DOI: 10.3201/eid2209.160477

T Rice, N Quinn, RD Sleator, B Lucey