Table 1.

Presence of virulence factors in 904 mutton sheep fecal samples from 36 flocksa

Virulence factor(s)No. of samples with factorMean (SD) no. of samples per flock
None1694.694 (4.477)
eaeA 60.167 (0.845)
eaeA,stx 2 20.056 (0.333)
eaeA,stx 1 350.972 (1.682)
eaeA, ehxA 40.111 (0.398)
eaeA, stx 2,stx 1 10.0278 (0.167)
eaeA, stx 2,stx 1, ehxA 100.278 (0.701)
stx 2 30.083 (0.280)
stx 2,stx 1 60.167 (0.378)
stx 2,ehxA 10.0278 (0.167)
stx 2, stx 1,ehxA 140.389 (1.022)
stx 1 3369.333 (5.514)
stx 1,ehxA 2196.083 (5.067)
ehxA 621.722 (3.502)
eaeA,stx 1, ehxA 361.000 (1.568)
eaeA, stx 2,ehxA 00 (0)
Total90425.11 (0.575)
  • a Feces were collected from 25 animals per flock, except four flocks from which 28, 26 (two flocks), and 24 samples were collected.