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Table 2 Profile of the source for the major sequence types in C. sakazakii and C. malonaticus

From: Cronobacter, the emergent bacterial pathogen Enterobacter sakazakii comes of age; MLST and whole genome sequence analysis

Cronobacter species Clonal group Number of profiled isolates Percentage of species isolates Infant (<1 y)b Child (>1 y) Adult (>18 y) Unknowne Source
Uncertainc Meningitis NECd Septicaemia Clinical total Infant formula Food & ingredients Environment Others
C. sakazakii (726)a CC4 195 26.9 4.6 10.0 5.1 4.1 2.1 16.9 2.0 45.1 24.6 8.2 16.9 5.6
CC1 80 11.0 2.5 3.8 0.0 1.3 1.3 0.0 3.8 12.5 30.0 22.5 31.3 3.8
  CC8 35 4.8 5.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 5.7 0.0 20.0 31.4 17.1 37.1 5.7 8.6
  CC64 28 3.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.6 3.6 46.4 35.7 7.1 7.1
  CC45 25 3.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 4.0 4.0 8.0 52.0 32.0 4.0
  CC13 24 3.3 10.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 8.3 29.2 58.3 0.0 4.2
  CC3 19 2.6 13.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 10.5 31.6 36.8 15.8 5.3
  ST12 15 2.1 27.3 0.0 13.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 26.7 60.0 20.0 20.0 0.0 0.0
  CC83 11 1.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 9.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 9.1 18.2 9.1 63.6 0.0
C. malonaticus (136) CC7 58 42.6 3.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 22.4 15.5 15.5 56.9 12.1 25.9 0.0 5.2
  1. aNumber of strains for each species in PubMLST database. See Table 1.
  2. bPercentage of strains in each clonal group.
  3. cNo clinical presentation for infant isolate known.
  4. dNecrotizing enterocolitis.
  5. eClinical, unknown presentation and host information.