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Table 2 Bacteriological findings related to TD symptoms over the course of the journey in 45 travellers

From: High number of diarrhoeal co-infections in travellers to Benin, West Africa

  All n = 45 (% of all) Asymptomatic n = 6 (% of these) TD n = 39 (% of these) Fever n = 11 (% of these)
EPEC 34 (76) 4 (67) 30 (77) 6 (55)
EAEC 27 (60) 4 (67) 23 (59) 7 (64)
ETEC 25 (56) 3 (50) 22 (56) 6 (55)
EIEC/Shigella 7 (16) 0 7 (18) 5 (45)*
EHEC 2 (4) 0 2 (5) 0 (0)
Salmonella 1 (2) 0 1 (3) 0 (0)
Campylobacter 0 0 0 0
Vibrio cholerae 0 0 0 0
Yersinia spp 0 0 0 0
No pathogen 3 (7) 0 3 (8) 1 (9)
Single pathogen 7 (16) 2 (33) 5 (13) 2(18)
Multiple pathogens 35 (78) 4 (67) 31(79) 8 (73)
3 or more pathogens 15 (33) 1 (17) 14 (36) 4 (36)
  1. All subjects with fever also had TD. The figures are given separately for each traveller, and for the groups with or without TD. Differences between the two groups were analyzed with Chi-square tests and indicated with asterisks when proved significant.
  2. All differences were statistically insignificant except *p = 0,006.