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Table 3 Prevalence of E. coli O157: H7 by sample types and species of animals examined

From: Escherichia coli O157:H7: distribution, molecular characterization, antimicrobial resistance patterns and source of contamination of sheep and goat carcasses at an export abattoir, Mojdo, Ethiopia

Sample Type Number of samples
Goats Sheep Total
Examined Positives (%) 95% CI Examined Positives (%) 95% CI Examined Positives (%) 95% CI
Fecal 32 0 (0) 0–0 40 4 (10.0) −0.39- 20.39 72 4 (5.6) 2.9–10.91
Skin Swab 32 3 (9.4) −0.71-19.51 40 2 (5.0) −2.55- 12.55 72 5 (6.9) 1.05–12.75
Mucosal Swab 32 0 (0) 0–0 40 6 (15.0) 2.63–27.37 72 6 (8.3) 1.93–14.67
Carcass outside 32 2 (6.2) −2.16- 14.56 40 1 (2.5) −2.91- 7.91 72 3 (4.2) −0.43-8.83
Carcass inside 32 0 (0) 0–0 40 1 (2.5) −2.91- 7.91 72 1 (1.4) − 1.31- 4.11
Knife        12 1 (4.2) −0.43- 8.83
  1. CI Confidence interval