TABLE 1.

Strain collection: origin and source

Origin (na)SourceNo. of C. jejuni strainsNo. of C. coli strains
Poultry (132)Live poultry671
Chicken portionsb5212
Cattle (85)Live cattle410
Bovine liverb301
Milk130
Pigs (83)Live pigs033
Porcine liverb1040
Human (56)Fecal samples560
NCTCc (7)70
    Total (363)27687
  • a n, total no. of strains.

  • b Strains from a previous study (12).

  • c NCTC, National Collection of Type Cultures, Health Protection Agency, London, United Kingdom.