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Risk Factors for Fecal Colonization With Multiple Distinct Strains of Escherichia coli Among Long‐Term Care Facility Residents
Ebbing Lautenbach , MD, MPH, MSCE, Pam Tolomeo , MPH, CCRP, Nicole Black , CCRP and Joel N. Maslow , MD, PhD
Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Vol. 30, No. 5 (May 2009), pp. 491-493
Published by: Cambridge University Press on behalf of The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/597234
Page Count: 3
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Of 49 long‐term care facility residents, 21 (43%) were colonized with 2 or more distinct strains of Escherichia coli. There were no significant risk factors for colonization with multiple strains of E. coli. These results suggest that future efforts to efficiently identify the diversity of colonizing strains will be challenging.
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