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Table 4 Distribution of enteric pathogenic protozoa in the 4 different water sources

From: Prevalence, characteristics and correlates of enteric pathogenic protozoa in drinking water sources in Molyko and Bomaka, Cameroon: a cross-sectional study

Water source (n = 155) CP (%) CC (%) EH (%) Sarco (%) IB (%) BC (%) GL (%) BH (%) Total *(%)
Boreholes (n = 20) 9 (45.0) 8 (40.0) 0 (0.0) 3 (15.0) 1 (5.0) 1 (5.0) 1 (5.0) 2 (10) 25 (15.3)
Springs (n = 7) 5 (71.4) 0 (0.0) 3 (42.9) 0 (0.0) 1 (14.3) 0 (0.0) 1 (14.3) 0 (0.0) 10 (6.1)
Taps (n = 120) 57 (47.5) 21 (17.5) 21 (17.5) 9 (7.5) 5 (4.2) 5 (4.2) 4 (3.3) 4 (3.3) 126 (77.3)
Wells (n = 8) 0 (0.0) 1 (12.5) 1 (12.5) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 2 (1.2)
Total** 71 (45.8) 30 (19.4) 25 (16.1) 12(7.7) 7 (4.5) 6 (3.9) 6 (3.9) 6 (3.9) 163
  1. CP Cryptosporidum parvum, CC Cyclospora cayetanensis, EH Entamoeba histolytica, Sarco Sarcocystis spp, IB Isospora belli, BC Balantidium coli, GL Giardia lamblia, BH Blastocystis hominis, Total* = total number of pathogens identified, Total** = total number of individual species of protozoa in 155 water samples