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Keywords:

  • E. coli; O antigens;
  • cross-reactions;
  • diarrhoea;
  • enterotoxin

Six Escherichia coli strains are established as antigenic test strains for six new O groups, O165, O166, O167, O168, O169 and O170. They are isolates from diarrhoea but only O167 and O168 are enterotoxigenic (ETEC). The O170, O169 and O166 strains are the earlier provisional O group strains OX1, OX2 and OX8, respectively.