BioMed Research International / 2015 / Article / Tab 6

Research Article

Surveillance of Food- and Smear-Transmitted Pathogens in European Soldiers with Diarrhea on Deployment in the Tropics: Experience from the European Union Training Mission (EUTM) Mali

Table 6

Stool frequency and consistency in diarrhea patients with bacterial, viral, and parasitic infections.

Detected pathogen groups
BacteriaVirusesParasitesNo detected pathogenMultiple infections

Stool frequency
 1-2 stools per day8/115/111/111/117/11
 ≥3 stools per day23/346/342/347/3414/34
 No data3/41/40/41/41/4
Stool consistency as described by the patient
 Watery18/268/263/263/2612/26
 Mushy4/50/50/51/52/5
 Changing2/30/30/31/32/3
 Watery/mushy4/51/50/51/52/5
 Watery/changing0/11/10/10/10/1
 Slimy/changing0/10/10/11/10/1
 No data6/82/80/82/84/8
Stool consistency as observed by the technical assistant
 Hard10/131/131/133/136/13
 Watery11/142/141/141/147/14
 Mushy12/179/170/171/178/17
 Slimy1/20/21/21/21/2
 No data0/30/30/33/30/3