TABLE 2.

Culture and PCR results for the gut pool samples, placentas, and litters of fetuses taken from pregnant females from both sitesa

SourceSite 1Site 2
No. sampledNo. culture positiveNo. PCR positive%No. sampledNo. culture positiveNo. PCR positive%
Pregnant females38141436.858313153.4
Placenta143321.431113.2
Litters1410713111b3.2
  • a Results for placentas, and litters are given only for females that were gut pool positive.

  • b All three fetuses from this litter were individually processed, and all three were both culture and PCR positive. However, the mother had perforated intestines, and therefore cross-contamination at collection cannot be ruled out.