E. coli strains are grouped together into serogroups and serotypes based on differences in antigens in their cell walls (somatic, or “O” antigens) and flagella (“H” antigens). Non-motile strains may carry the added designation “NM.” The O antigen number corresponds to the serogroup and the O:H antigen number combination corresponds to the serotype. Specific O antigens and H antigens are each given numbers, assigned chronologically as new antigens are discovered. Hundreds of serotypes of E. coli have been identified. The most prominent and notorious serotype in the United States is E. coli O157:H7.
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