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Prevalence of Shiga toxin-producing and enteropathogenic Escherichia coli marker genes in diarrhoeic stools in a New Zealand catchment area
  1. Rowan R Thomas1,
  2. Heather J L Brooks1,
  3. Rory O'Brien2
  1. 1Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Otago, Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand
  2. 2Disease Research Laboratory, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Otago, Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand
  1. Correspondence to Rowan R Thomas, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Otago, PO Box 56, 720 Cumberland St, Dunedin, Otago 9016, New Zealand; rthomas726{at}hotmail.com

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  • Handling editor Slade Jensen

  • Contributors RRT completed sample screening procedures, data analysis, interpretation, research and drafting of manuscript. HJLB and RO contributed to study design, supervision, data interpretation and manuscript editing.

  • Funding Many thanks to the University of Otago (Master's Scholarship) and the Dunedin Basic Medical Sciences Course Trust (Sandy Smith Scholarship).

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Ethics approval Obtained from Otago University Human Ethics Committee, in accordance with the New Zealand Human Tissues Act 2008 and the New Zealand Health Information Privacy Code 1994.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Data sharing statement Unpublished data may be available on an individual request basis.

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Footnotes

  • Handling editor Slade Jensen

  • Contributors RRT completed sample screening procedures, data analysis, interpretation, research and drafting of manuscript. HJLB and RO contributed to study design, supervision, data interpretation and manuscript editing.

  • Funding Many thanks to the University of Otago (Master's Scholarship) and the Dunedin Basic Medical Sciences Course Trust (Sandy Smith Scholarship).

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Ethics approval Obtained from Otago University Human Ethics Committee, in accordance with the New Zealand Human Tissues Act 2008 and the New Zealand Health Information Privacy Code 1994.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Data sharing statement Unpublished data may be available on an individual request basis.

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