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Table 2 Rumenfilaria andersoni (rmf) microfilariae detected in the blood of over eight month old wild cervids between 26 January 2004 and 4 June 2005 in Finland

From: A lymphatic dwelling filarioid nematode, Rumenfilaria andersoni (Filarioidea; Splendidofilariinae), is an emerging parasite in Finnish cervids

Species/area No of animals Rmf prevalence Mean density (range)
Moose, outside reindeer herding area 112 8% 127 (0–574)
Moose, in reindeer herding area 212 7.5% 92 (1–533)
Wild forest reindeer, Kainuu 33 48% p < 0.04 3752 (0–48000) p < 0.03
Wild forest reindeer, Suomenselkä 59 71%   596 (0–12600)
Roe deer 17 0 0
White-tailed deer 9 22% 446 (3–890)
  1. Density as number of R. andersoni microfilariae/ml.