Identification of verocytotoxin-producing Escherichia coli O117:H7 in MSM, England, November 2013 to August 2014

Published: November 3, 2014

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Doug Powell
Original Article:  bit.ly/1E3NUag

Between November 2013 and August 2014, nine cases of verocytotoxin-producing Escherichia coli O117:H7 VT1 were confirmed in adult men. Further investigation using semi-structured interviews revealed that eight cases were United Kingdom (UK)-born men who have sex with men (MSM) who had sexually acquired ?infection in the UK. Most were HIV-positive with high numbers of sexual partners. This behavioral profile resembles that associated with the recent rapid increase in other sexually acquired infections in MSM.

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