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Table 2 Cryptosporidium spp. identified among different age groups of broiler chickens in Guangdong Province, China

From: Dominance of the zoonotic pathogen Cryptosporidium meleagridis in broiler chickens in Guangdong, China, reveals evidence of cross-transmission

Age group No. samples No. positive % (95% CI) Cryptosporidium species
   No. of positive samples of C. baileyi (%) No. of positive samples of C. meleagridis (%) No. of positive samples of mixed infection (%)
 < 30 days 169 14 8.3 (6.7–9.9) 1 (0.6) 13 (7.7)
31–60 days 440 53 12.0 (11.2–12.8) 14 (3.2) 37 (8.4) 2 (0.5)
61–90 days 348 62 17.8 (16.7–18.9) 30 (8.6) 28 (8.0) 4 (1.1)
 > 90 days 44 3 6.8 (2.7–10.9) 3 (6.8)
Total 1001 132 13.2 (11.1–15.4) 48 (4.8) 78 (7.8) 6 (0.6)