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Table 1 Occurrence of Cryptosporidium meleagridis and Cryptosporidium baileyi in faecal samples from chickens from broiler or layer farms in six distinct locations in Hubei Province, China (cf. Fig. 1)

From: Molecular investigation of Cryptosporidium in farmed chickens in Hubei Province, China, identifies ‘zoonotic’ subtypes of C. meleagridis

Location Farm No. of samples tested No. of samples test-positive for Cryptosporidium spp. (%) Cryptosporidium species
C. baileyi (%) C. meleagridis (%)
Huanggang Farm A (layers) 30 4 (13.3) 0 4 (13.3)
Farm B (layers) 29 4 (13.8) 4 (13.8) 0
Wuhan Farm C (layers) 40 7 (17.5) 1 (2.5) 6 (15.0)
Suizhou Farm D (layers) 40 2 (5.0) 2 (5.0) 0
Farm E (layers) 19 0 0 0
Farm F (broilers) 14 0 0 0
Farm G (layers) 21 7 (33.3) 7 (33.3) 0
Farm H (layers) 40 5 (12.5) 5 (12.5) 0
Yichang Farm I (broilers) 60 0 0 0
Xiangyang Farm J (layers) 51 8 (15.7) 6 (11.8) 2 (3.9)
Farm K (layers) 20 0 0 0
Farm L (broilers) 29 0 0 0
Farm M (broilers) 18 0 0 0
Xiantao Farm N (layers) 60 11 (18.3) 8 (13.3) 3 (5.0)
Total   471 48 (10.2) 33 (7.0) 15 (3.2)