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Table 1 Species of isolated E. coli and detected intestinal E. coli pathotypes

From: Adhesion patterns of commensal and pathogenic Escherichia coli from humans and wild animals on human and porcine epithelial cell lines

Species Number of E. coli isolates aEPEC tEPEC STEC ETEC DAEC
Mammals      
Homo sapiens Human 19(a) - - 1 - 1
Sus scrofa domestica Domestic pig 22(b) - - - 1 -
Capreolus capreolus Roe deer 23(c,d) - - 9 1 -
Erinaceus europaeus European hedgehog 22(c) - 1 - - -
Lepus europaeus European hare 8(c) 3 - - - -
Lutra lutra European otter 7(c) - - - - -
Martes sp. Marten 19(c) 3 - - - -
Meles meles European badger 7(c) 1 - - - -
Mus musculus House mouse 9(c) - - - - -
Oryctolagus cuniculus European rabbit 6(c) - 1 - - -
Procyon lotor Raccoon 22(c) 2 - - - -
Rattus norvegicus Brown rat 4(c) - - - - -
Sciurus vulgaris Red squirrel 17(c) 2 - - - -
Sus scrofa Wild boar 22(c,d) - - - - -
Vulpes vulpes Red fox 21(c) 1 - - 1 -
Birds      
Accipiter nisus Eurasian sparrowhawk 13(c) - - - - -
Asio otus Long-eared owl 5(c) - - - - -
Buteo buteo Common buzzard 14(c) - - - - -
Turdus merula Common blackbird 22(c) - - - - -
  1. (a)Isolates sampled by Thomas Wex, Otto-von-Guericke University, Magdeburg, Germany; (b)Isolates collected from eighteen different pig production units in Eastern Germany in the years 2009/2010;
  2. (c)Isolates collected from dead animals in the LausitzLusatia), a region in southeastern Germany, which were directly collected as accident victims or which were delivered to the Senckenberg MuseumGörlitz, Germany) and the Museum der WestlausitzKamenz, Germany) between 2007 and 2011;
  3. (d)Isolates sampled during several hunts between 2007 and 2010.