TABLE 3.

Classification of ribotype profiles generated from E. coli isolated from humans and livestock as human or nonhumana

Source (no. of isolates)% (no.) of isolates classified as:
NonhumanHuman
Beef (85)84.7 (72)15.3 (13)
Dairy (82)80.5 (66)19.5 (16)
Poultry (80)71.3 (57)28.5 (23)
Swine (70)77.1 (54)22.9 (16)
Animal (317)78.6 (249)21.4 (68)
Human (84)15.5 (13)84.5 (71)
  • a Results of comparing ribotype profiles from livestock- and human-derived E. coli isolates to a preexisting ribotype database.