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Table 3 Distribution of encoded virulence factor combinations among 178 E. coli isolates from European cases of PWD classified as ETEC or STEC in decreasing order of prevalence

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

Virulence factor combination Number of positive E. coli isolates
Belgium and The Netherlands France Italy Germany All countries
  n n n n n %
F4, STb, LT 7 21 17 4 49 27.5
F4, STa, STb, LT 3 10 15 - 28 15.7
F4, STa, STb 9 2 3 4 18 10.1
F18, STa, STb 7 6 3 - 16 9.0
F18, STa, STb, Stx2e 1 6 8 1 16 9.0
F18, Stx2e 4 4 - 1 9 5.1
F18, STa, STb, LT - - 7 - 7 3.9
F18, STa 1 - 5 - 6 3.4
F18, STb, LT 1 2 - - 3 1.7
F4, F18, STa, STb, LT - 1 2 - 3 1.7
F4, F18, STa, STb, Stx2e - 3 - - 3 1.7
F4, LT 3 - - - 3 1.7
F18, STa, LT - - 2 - 2 1.1
F4, F18, STa, STb - 2 - - 2 1.1
F4, STa - - 2 - 2 1.1
F4, STb - - 2 - 2 1.1
F18, STb - 1 - - 1 0.6
F18, STb, LT, Stx2e - 1 - - 1 0.6
F4, F18, STa - - 1 - 1 0.6
F4, F18, STa, LT - - 1 - 1 0.6
F4, F18, STb, LT - 1 - - 1 0.6
F4, F18, STb, LT, Stx2e - 1 - - 1 0.6
F4, F18, STa, STb, LT, Stx2e - 1 - - 1 0.6
F4, STa, STb, LT, Stx2e - 1 - - 1 0.6
F5, STb 1 - - - 1 0.6