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Table 3 The numbers of hosts test-positive for species of Cryptosporidium, Giardia, Entamoeba and Cyclospora, and the number of mixed infections

From: Molecular characterisation of protist parasites in human-habituated mountain gorillas (Gorilla beringei beringei), humans and livestock, from Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda

Host species No. of samples examined No. of positives (prevalence)  
   Cryptosporidium parvum Giardia duodenalis Entamoeba bovis a Entamoeba coli a Entamoeba hartmanni a Cyclospora No. of mixed infections
Gorilla beringei beringei 68 1 (1.5%)    5 (7.4%) 33 (48.5%)   1 (Cryptosporidium parvum and Entamoeba hartmanni)
Bos taurus 45   2 (4.4%) 36 (80%)     1 (Giardia duodenalis AII and Entamoeba bovis)
Capra hircus 57 1 (1.7%)   34 (60%)     1 (Cryptosporidium parvum and Entamoeba bovis)
Homo sapiens 33   3 (9.1%)   3 (9.1%)    
Totals 203 2 (1.0%) 5 (2.5%) 70 8 (3.9%) 33 (16.3%) 0 3
  1. aBased on the criteria of Jacob et al. [13], it is ‘technically’ not possible to classify Entamoeba genetic types to the level of species having amplified < 80% of SSU gene. However, based on initial sequence comparisons, and our phylogenetic analysis, we interpret sequence data with caution and classify Entamoeba samples as variants of E. bovis, E. coli or E. hartmanni