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Table 3 Detection of Shiga toxin genes (stx1/stx2) in fecal samples from reindeer from different areas of origin in northern Finland and Norway

From: Presence of foodborne pathogens, extended-spectrum β-lactamase -producing Enterobacteriaceae, and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in slaughtered reindeer in northern Finland and Norway

Area of origin No. of fecal samples No. (%) of samples testing positive for
stx1 (only) stx2 (only) stx1 and stx2 stx total
1W 40 0 (0%) 2 (5.0%) 0 (0%) 2 (5.0%)
1M 47 1 (2.1%) 13 (27.7%) 2 (4.3%) 16 (34.0%)
1E 76 0 (0%) 7 (9.2%) 18 (23.7%) 25 (32.9%)
1 Total 163 1 (0.6%) 22 (13.5%) 20 (12.3%) 43 (26.4%)
2E 39 37 (94.9%) 0 (0%) 2 (5.1%) 39 (100%)
2W 37 0 (0%) 17 (45.9%) 0 (0%) 17 (45.9%)
2 Total 76 37 (48.7%) 17 (22.4%) 2 (2.6%) 56 (73.7%)
3E 45 0 (0%) 6 (13.3%) 0 (0%) 6 (13.3%)
3W 44 0 (0%) 8 (18.2%) 1 (2.3%) 9 (20.5%)
3 Total 89 0 (0%) 14 (15.7%) 1 (1.1%) 15 (16.9%)
4W 37 0 (0%) 20 (54.1%) 0 (0%) 20 (54.1%)
4E 45 0 (0%) 12 (26.7%) 0 (0%) 12 (26.7%)
4 Total 82 0 (0%) 32 (39.0%) 0 (0%) 32 (39.0%)
Finland total 410 38 (9.3%) 85 (20.7%) 23 (5.6%) 146 (35.6%)
Northern Norway 60 0 (0%) 7 (11.7%) 0 (0%) 7 (11.7%)
Total 470 38 (8.1%) 92 (19.6%) 23 (4.9%) 153 (32.6%)