Table 2.

Distribution of intimin types among EPEC and EHEC strains of different serotypes and from different sources

Intimin type and serotypeanbStxSource
α1/α2
 O55:H61Human
O125:H63Human
 O127:H62Human
 O127:H−1Human
 O157:H45c7Human
 O157:H−c4Human
 NTd1Dog
β1/β2
 O15:H−1Rabbit
 O18:H−2+Pigeon
 O26:H81Human
 O26:H1112+Human
 O26:H114+Cattle
 O26:H113Human
 O26:H111Rabbit
 O26:H−13+Human
 O26:H−4Human
 O45:H−1Human
 O45:Hnde2+Pigeon
 O45:Hnd1Pig
O49:Hnd1Dog
O86:H341Human
O86:H−1Human
 O103:H22Rabbit
 O111:H−2Human
 O114:H21Human
 O118:H161+Human
 O118:H301+Human
 O118:H−2+Human
 O123:H111+Cattle
 O128:H24Human
γ1/γ2
 O55:H73Human
 O86:H401+Human
O111:H−16+Human
O111:H81+Human
O111:H−2+Buffalo
O127:H403Human
O128:H81Human
O128:H−1Human
 O145:H−15+Human
 O157:H719+Human
 O157:H715+Cattle
 O157:H−1+Human
 O157:H−c5+Human
ɛ
 O8:H22+Human
 O11:H21+Human
 O45:H21+Human
 O103:H213+Human
 O103:H182+Human
 O103:H−2+Human
 O103:Hnd2+Cattle
 O121:H191+Human
 O165:H−1+Human
  • a Serotypes in boldface were those in either α2, β2/δ, or γ2.

  • b Values are numbers of strains examined.

  • c Sorbitol-fermenting EHEC strains belonging to serogroup O157 and previously described by Gunzer and colleagues (32).

  • d NT, nontypeable.

  • e nd, not done.