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Table 6 Abundance of helminth tax 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 1.0 ± 0.36 0.2 ± 0.15 1.2 ± 0.18 0.2 ± 0.12 0.9 ± 0.12
  Syphacia muris 0 0 5.7 ± 2.83 0 3.4 ± 1.66
  Nippostrongylus brasiliensis 0.05 ± 0.05 12.4 ± 4.77 8.6 ± 1.80 1.4 ± 0.64 7.3 ± 1.33
  Gongylonema neoplasticum 0 0 0.007 ± 0.005 0 0.004 ± 0.005
  Pterygodermatites whartoni/tani 0.05 ± 0.05 1.1 ± 0.82 0.4 ± 0.17 0.5 ± 0.35 0.5 ± 0.18
  Heterakis spumosum 1.6 ± 0.88 0.9 ± 0.25 2.0 ± 0.30 0.7 ± 0.27 1.6 ± 0.21
  Angiostrongylus malaysiensis 0.03 ± 0.03 0.01 ± 0.01 0.04 ± 0.03 0 0.03 ± 0.02
   All nematodes 2.7 ± 0.96 14.6 ± 4.83 17.9 ± 3.46 2.8 ± 0.75 13.6 ± 2.20
Cestodes Hymenolepis diminuta 1.9 ± 0.65 4.2 ± 0.94 2.9 ± 0.78 2.7 ± 0.75 3.0 ± 0.50
  Hymenolepis nana 4.9 ± 2.10 4.7 ± 2.12 14.0 ± 2.36 15.1 ± 5.02 11.5 ± 1.59
  Taenia taeniaeformis 0 0 0.02 ± 0.01 0 0.01 ± 0.005
   All adult cestodes 6.8 ± 2.14 9.0 ± 2.22 16.9 ± 2.44 17.8 ± 4.94 14.4 ± 1.63
   All cestodes 6.8 ± 2.14 9.0 ± 2.22 16.9 ± 2.44 17.8 ± 4.94 14.4 ± 1.63
Acanthocephala Moniliformis moniliformis 0.3 ± 0.14 0.2 ± 0.08 0.2 ± 0.04 1.0 ± 0.80 0.3 ± 0.11
All helminths   9.8 ± 2.29 23.7 ± 5.60 35.0 ± 4.30 21.6 ± 5.37 28.4 ± 2.81