Table 1.

E. coli isolates used in this study

Animal sourceNo. of isolatesNo. of individuals sampledLocation in Minnesota
Human52 (29)a 21 (14)Minneapolis
Duck26 (23)10 (10)Roseau Riverb
Geese26 (21)9 (8)Lac Qui Parleb
Chicken26 (20)13 (10)Owatonna
Pig26 (21)10 (9)Statewide
Sheep26 (19)11 (10)Statewide
Cow26 (21)13 (12)Statewide
Total208 (154)87 (73)
  • a The numbers in parentheses are the numbers of isolates used for statistical analysis of BOX-derived PCR fingerprints.

  • b Wildlife management areas.