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Table 2 Prevalence of Entamoeba infection based on microscopy and nested PCR assay of human faecal samples according to locations

From: Differentiating Entamoeba histolytica, Entamoeba dispar and Entamoeba moshkovskii using nested polymerase chain reaction (PCR) in rural communities in Malaysia

Location (s) No. Microscopy PCR assay
  Examined n % n *%
Pos Iskandar 113 33 29.2 29 87.9
Sungai Koyan 18 4 22.2 4 100
Sungai Bumbun 107 18 16.8 8 44.4
Bukit Serok 99 15 15.3 7 46.7
Sungai Layau 89 5 5.6 4 80.0
Total 426 75 17.6 52 69.3
  1. n: Number positive; * Based on the number positive by microscopy.