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Table 3 Prevalence (% of hosts infected) of helminth taxa by host species and site

From: Helminth communities from two urban rat populations in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

   Species
   R. norvegicus R. rattus
Taxon Species Chow Kit Bangsar Chow Kit Bangsar Combined
Nematodes Mastophorus muris 21.7 3.8 22.8 8.3 17.7
  Syphacia muris 0 0 12.3 0 7.2
  Nippostrongylus brasiliensis 1.7 17.5 20.0 13.3 16.5
  Gongylonema neoplasticum 0 0 0.7 0 0.4
  Pterygodermatites whartoni/tani 1.7 3.8 4.6 5.0 4.1
  Heterakis spumosum 18.3 18.8 37.9 18.3 29.9
  Angiostrongylus malaysiensis 1.7 1.3 1.4 0 1.2
   All nematodes 38.3 36.3 67.4 40.0 55.3
Cestodes Hymenolepis diminuta 28.3 57.5 32.3 33.3 36.1
  Hymenolepis nana 21.7 21.3 29.8 36.7 28.2
  Taenia taeniaeformis 0 0 1.4 0 0.8
   All adult cestodes 48.3 71.3 58.2 68.3 60.8
   All larval cestodes 0 0 1.4 0 0.8
   All cestodes 48.3 71.3 58.9 68.3 60.8
Acanthocephala Moniliformis moniliformis 8.3 10.0 8.1 8.3 8.5
All helminths   66.7 81.3 82.5 80.0 80.0