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Table 3 Trematode infection intensity at post-mortem examination (PME) and Mini-FLOTAC analysis (MF), expressed as parasite counts and eggs per gram, respectively, of eight Hubert’s multimammate mice (Mastomys huberti) for which faecal samples were collected from both the rectum and underneath the trap. The weight of the analysed faecal material from the rectum and the trap (in parentheses) is reported

From: Mini-FLOTAC as an alternative, non-invasive diagnostic tool for Schistosoma mansoni and other trematode infections in wildlife reservoirs

Host ID Weight of faeces (g) Parasite PME MF rectum MF trap
SC372 0.2 (0.1) Plagiorchis sp. 2 1200 2700
SC388 0.4 (0.1) Plagiorchis sp. 7 1831 8250
SC404 0.2 (0.1) Plagiorchis sp. 3
SC417 0.3 (0.1) Plagiorchis sp. 26 700 600
SC491 0.5 (0.3) Plagiorchis sp. > 61 10,350 31,600
Schistosoma mansoni 15 50
SC492 0.2 (0.1) Plagiorchis sp. 4 84,112 57,975
Schistosoma mansoni 35a 1237 3225
SC496 0.2 (0.1) Plagiorchis sp. > 61 31,875 34,950
Schistosoma mansoni 18 337 675
SC504 0.1 (0.1) Plagiorchis sp. 3 39,750 10,050
  1. aOne pair was formed of S. mansoni male and S. haematobium/S. bovis hybrid female [13]; however, only eggs with lateral spine, identified as S. mansoni eggs, were observed