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Table 4 Natural trypanosomatid infectiona in sylvatic R. ecuadoriensis collected in 13 localities from Loja province, Ecuador

From: Ecological factors related to the widespread distribution of sylvatic Rhodnius ecuadoriensis populations in southern Ecuador

County Comunity Microhabitat (n)b % T. cruzi % T. rangeli Mixed infections
Calvas Chaquizhca Squirrel nest (15) 80.0 6.7 -
   Rat/mouse nest (6) - - -
   Bird nest (2) 50.0 - -
Catamayo La Extensa Bird nest (2) 50.0 - -
Celica La Ciénega Squirrel nest (11) 72.7 - -
   Rat/mouse nest (4) - - -
  El Guineo Squirrel nest (17) 35.3 11.8 -
Gonzanamá San Jacinto Squirrel nest (38) 78.9 - 7.9
   Rat/mouse nest (55) 63.6 9.1 12.7
   Bird nest (2) 50.0 - -
Paltas Ashimingo Rat nest (1) - - -
  Bramaderos Squirrel nest (57) 61.4 8.8 15.8
   Rat/mouse nest (27) 40.7 29.6 7.4
  Coamine Squirrel nest (6) 100.0 - -
  Las Cochas Squirrel nest (2) 50.0 - -
  Naranjo Dulce Squirrel nest (6) 16.7 - -
Quilanga Galápagos Squirrel nest (17) 58.8 11.8 11.8
   Rat/mouse nest (19) 26.3 - -
   Bird nest (5) 20.0 - -
  Jacapo Q Squirrel nest (7) 85.7 - 14.3
  Tuburo Squirrel nest (1) - - -
All communities Rat/mouse nest 45.5 11.6 8.0
   Squirrel nest 65.0 5.6 8.5
   Bird nest 36.4 7.7 -
TOTAL All microhabitats (300) 56.7 7.7 8
  1. a Determined by PCR analysis.
  2. b Number of triatomines analyzed from each type of microhabitat