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Table 2 Age groups of chickens in which Cryptosporidium species were detected using PCR-based tools (cf. Table 1)

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

Age group Test-positive/total no. tested (%) for Cryptosporidium Test-positive/total no. tested (%) for Cryptosporidium baileyi Test-positive/total no. tested (%) for Cryptosporidium meleagridis
≤ 4 months 31/205 (15.1) 17/205 (8.3) 14/205 (6.8)
> 4 months 17/145 (11.7) 16/145 (11.0) 1/145 (0.7)
Total 48/350 (13.7) 33/350 (9.4) 15/350 (4.3)