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Table 2 Number and prevalence (%) of infected (per parasite taxon) cats and mean species richness (Menhinick’s index) in all sampled regions of Greece

From: Feline gastrointestinal parasitism in Greece: emergent zoonotic species and associated risk factors

Region (no. of examined cats) Tc Cystois. spp. Ancyl. Aa Giar. spp. Jp Ca Dc Tl Tb D
Macedonia (n = 476) 128 (26.9) 99 (20.8) 12 (2.5) 17 (3.6) 2 (0.4) 8 (1.7) 2 (0.4) 2 (0.4) 1 (0.2) 0 (0) 0.41
Islands (n = 270) 68 (25.2) 33 (12.2) 152 (56.3) 11 (4.1) 16 (5.9) 0 (0) 5 (1.9) 0 (0) 0 (0) 1 (0.4) 0.43
Central Greece (n = 171) 39 (22.8) 24 (14.0) 14 (8.2) 3 (1.8) 0 (0) 4 (2.3) 0 (0) 0 (0) 1 (0.6) 1 (0.6) 0.54
Epirus (n = 111) 24 (21.6) 13 (11.7) 5 (4.5) 6 (5.4) 3 (2.7) 1 (0.9) 1 (0.9) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0.66
Thrace (n = 52) 13 (25.0) 5 (9.6) 3 (5.8) 1 (1.9) 0 (0) 1 (1.9) 0 (0.0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0.69
Peloponnesus (n = 37) 5 (13.5) 4 (10.8) 0 (0) 2 (5.4) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0.49
Thessaly (n = 33) 1 (3.0) 11 (33.3) 0 (0) 0 (0) 5 (15.2) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0.52
  1. Abbreviations: Tc Toxocara cati, Cystois. spp. Cystoisospora spp., Ancyl. Ancylostomatidae, Aa Aelurostrongylus abstrusus, Giar. spp. Giardia spp., Jp Joyeuxiella pasqualei, Ca Capillaria aerophila, Dc Dipylidium caninum, Tl Toxascaris leonina, Tb Troglostrongylus brevior, D Menhinick’s species richness index