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Table 2 Intestinal parasites in canids based on eggs and oocysts recovered in the faeces from Djerba-Zarzis regions

From: Gastrointestinal parasites of canids, a latent risk to human health in Tunisia

  Dogs (N = 256) Wild canids (N = 104) Dogs vs wild canids  
% (n) % (n) Chi-square test P-value
Toxocara spp. 34.3 (88) 16.3 (17) 11.63 0.0006
Taeniidae 23.4 (60) 0 (0) 29.25 < 0.0001
E. granulosus a 22.6 (58) 0 (0) 28.95 < 0.0001
Ancylostoma spp. 5.4 (14) 3.8 (4) 0.41 0.5219
Trichuris spp. 2.7 (7) 6.3 (7) 3.16 0.0754
Capillaria spp. 0.4 (1) 9.6 (10) 21.25 < 0.0001
Spirocerca spp. 0 (0) 1.9 (2) 4.95 0.0260
Coccidia 9.3 (24) 7.7 (8) 0.25 0.6108
  1. a E. granulosus eggs were identified on biomolecular basis
  2. Abbreviations: N Number of faecal samples analysed, n Number of positive samples, % Percentage of positive samples