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Analytical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques and Equipment | Bacteria | Bacterial Infections and Mycoses | Clinical Epidemiology | Diagnosis | Digestive System Diseases | Equipment and Supplies | Health Information Technology | Investigative Techniques | Medical Biochemistry | Medical Microbiology | Medical Molecular Biology | Other Analytical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques and Equipment | Public Health | Surgical Procedures, Operative | Therapeutics

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Bioinformatics; 1.6 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES; Microbiology; 3.3 HEALTH SCIENCES; Parasitology; Epidemiology; 3.4 HEALTH BIOTECHNOLOGY

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Emerging Infectious Diseases


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.