Table 3.

Virulence of C. jejuni strains in ferrets

StrainNo. of animals with diarrhea/total no. given:
Low doseaHigh dosea
81-1764/88/8
81-176virB11::Km0/8b 4/8b
NCTC 111680/8b 1/9c
  • a The low dose of bacteria ranged from 9 × 108 to 8 × 109 CFU and the high dose ranged from 9 × 109 to 8 × 1010 CFU in two separate experiments.

  • b P < 0.05 compared to strain 81-176 by Fisher's exact test.

  • c P < 0.005 compared to strain 81-176 by Fisher's exact test.