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This study aimed to investigate the ability of Enteropathogenic E. coli to produceprotease and haemolysin.
Thirty isolates of EPEC have been isolated from children under 5 years old suffering from acute diarrhea and identified according to microscopic, cultural characteristic and biochemical. The ability of isolates to produce protease andhaemolysin have been carried out.
The results of showed that 17(56%) isolates of EPEC have the ability to produce protease while 6(20%) isolates gave ß-αhemolysis pattern.
Conclusions:protease and haemolysin were a major virulence factors of EPEC that increase the pathogenicity of bacterial isolates.