Volume 15, Number 8–August 2009


Shiga Toxin–producing Escherichia coli, New Mexico, USA, 2004–2007

Source of Article:  http://www.cdc.gov/eid/content/15/8/1289.htm

Sarah Lathrop, Comments to AuthorKaren Edge, and Joseph Bareta
Author affiliations: University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA (S. Lathrop, K. Edge); and New Mexico Department of Health, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA (J. Bareta)

Sporadic infection with Shiga toxin–producing Escherichia coli (STEC) in New Mexico increased from 0.9 cases per 100,000 population (95% confidence interval [CI] 0.5–1.36) in 2004 to 1.7 (95% CI 1.14–2.26) in 2007. Non-O157 STEC was more common in nonwhite residents, children <5 years of age, and urban residents.


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