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Table 2 Prevalence of examined genes for fimbriae and toxins among 339 isolates of E. coli recovered from pigs with PWD across Europe

From: Prevalence of virulence factors in enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli isolated from pigs with post-weaning diarrhoea in Europe

Country and number of isolates tested Percentage (number) of positive E. coli isolatesa
Fimbriae Toxins
F4 F5 F6 F18 F41 LT STa STb Stx2e
Belgium and The Netherlands (n = 100) 51.0 (51) 1.0 (1) 1.0 (1) 42.0 (42) - 14.0 (14) 22.0 (22) 30.0 (30) 5.0 (5)
France (n = 91) 47.3 (43) - - 35.2 (32) - 45.1 (41) 40.7 (37) 76.9 (70) 19.8 (18)
Germany (n = 64) 14.1 (9) - - 14.1 (9) - 9.4 (6) 26.6 (17) 57.8 (37) 3.1 (2)
Italy (n = 84) 59.3 (50) 1.2 (1) 1.2 (1) 38.1 (32) 1.2 (1) 56.0 (47) 63.1 (53) 71.4 (60) 9.5 (8)
All countries (n = 339) 45.1 (153) 0.6 (2) 0.6 (2) 33.9 (115) 0.3 (1) 31.9 (108) 38.1 (129) 59.1 (197) 9.7 (33)
  1. a Isolates carrying genes for two fimbriae or two or more toxins were identified in 16 and 178 cases respectively