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Table 2 Prevalence of E. coli pathotypes isolated from diarrheic calves in different seasons and provinces

From: Characterization of Escherichia coli virulence genes, pathotypes and antibiotic resistance properties in diarrheic calves in Iran

Province Season Non detected ETEC STEC NTEC No. pos. samples
Isfahan (246) Autumn (84) 18 7 21 - 46
Winter (111) A* 39 53 1 9 102
Spring (35) 7 7 11 1 26
Summer (16) a 1 - 2 - 3
Chaharmahal (182) Autumn (61) C 23 9 18 3 53
Winter (95) B 37 42 11 1 91
Spring (17) 1 1 - 1 3
Summer (9) b, c 2 1 4 - 7
Fars (208) Autumn (84) E 22 6 33 2 63
Winter (94) D 22 10 35 2 69
Spring (20) 5 16 1 - 22
Summer (10) d, e - 3 - - 3
Khozestan (188) Autumn (63) G 5 1 25 3 34
Winter (86) F 23 13 48 - 84
Spring (30) 5 8 8 - 21
Summer (9) f, g 1 2 - - 3
Total (824) Autumn (292) C 68 23 97 8 196
Winter (386) H 121 118 105 12 346
Spring (102) 28 32 10 2 72
  Summer (44) h, i 4 6 6 - 16
  1. *Similar capital and small letters in column have a significant differences about P <0.05.
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