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Table 2 Virulence factors (given both separately and in the various combinations) detected in E. coli isolates

From: Prevalence of adhesin and toxin genes in E. coli strains isolated from diarrheic and non-diarrheic pigs from smallholder herds in northern and eastern Uganda

Virulence factor(s) No. with diarrhea [32] No. without diarrhea [51] No. positive Prevalence %
Suckling Piglets [18] Weaners [14] Suckling Piglets [44] Weaners [7]
 STa 0 0 1 0 1 1.2
 STb 7 2 10 3 22 26.5
 EAST 1 6 2 12 4 24 29
 Stx2e 0 1 0 1 2 2.4
 LT 0 0 0 0 0 0
 F4 4 0 3 0 7 8.4
 F5 0 0 0 0 0 0
 F6 0 0 0 0 0 0
 F18 0 0 0 0 0 0
 F41 0 0 0 0 0 0
 AIDA 1 b 1 1 1 4 a 16
 F4/STb/EAST1 3 0 3 0 6 7.2
 F4/STb 1 0 0 0 1 1.2
 AIDA/STb/EAST1 1 0 0 1 2 a 8
 AIDA/STb 0 1 1 0 2 a 8
 STb/EAST 1 0 1 2 2 5 6
 EAST1/Stx2e 0 1 0 1 2 2.4
 STb/STa/EAST1 0 0 1 0 1 1.2
  1. One E. coli isolate was analysed from each pig
  2. a The number of AIDA-I-positive isolates originating from 25 isolates since only the fimbriae-negative but toxin-positive isolates were analysed
  3. b The number of AIDA-I-positive isolates from 5 isolates analysed from diarrheic piglets