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Table 2 Total prevalence of Escherichia coli in various types of hospital food samples

From: Shiga (Vero)-toxin producing Escherichia coli isolated from the hospital foods; virulence factors, o-serogroups and antimicrobial resistance properties

Types of samples No. samples collected No positive strains (%) PCR confirmation (%)
Raw meat 60 12 (20) 12 (20)
Raw chicken 60 10 (16.66) 10 (16.66)
Raw fish 70 1 (1.42) 1 (1.42)
Cooked meat 100 6 (6) 6 (6)
Cooked chicken 100 3 (3) 3 (3)
Cooked fish 110 3 (2.72) 3 (2.72)
Soup 80 4 (5) 4 (5)
Total 580 39 (6.72) 39 (6.72)