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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)