Investigations of the nature and cause of enteric disease in children under 2 years of age were conducted in Kotzebue on the Bering Sea coast of Alaska several miles above the Arctic Circle. The majority of cases of enteric disease leading to hospitalization were associated with enteropathogenic Escherichia coli, an organism which previously had not been associated with enteric disease in the Far North except sporadically. Studies indicated that the source of infection was the community rather than the hospital. The predominant serotype was 0111:B4.
From: Fortuine, Robert et al. 1993. The Health of the Inuit of North America: A Bibliography from the Earliest Times through 1990. University of Alaska Anchorage. Citation number 1710.
Cited in: Fortuine, Robert. 1968. The Health of the Eskimos: a bibliography 1857-1967. Dartmouth College Libraries. Citation number 688.