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Table 1 Waterborne parasite prevalence (%) and mean (SEM) per water source

From: Prevalence of pathogenic free-living amoeba and other protozoa in natural and communal piped tap water from Queen Elizabeth protected area, Uganda

Parasite   Sources      
   Tap water (n = 84) Natural water (n = 324) R. Kyambura (n = 48) KCB (n = 84) FLS (n = 60) KCM (n = 132)
Acanthamoeba spp. (+)(%) 36(43) 107(33) 19(39.6) 51(60.7) 30(50) 7(5.3)
  Mean(±SEM) 2.26 ± 0.4 8.92 ± 1.6 2.23 ± 0.53 3.44 ± 0.49 3.08 ± 0.53 0.17 ± 0.08
Hartmannella spp. (+)(%) 19(22.6) 73(22.5) 11(22.9) 26(43.3) 29(34.5) 7 (5.3)
  Mean(±SEM) 1.20 ± 0.15 5.93 ± 0.92 1.19 ± 0.33 2.60 ± 0.37 2.4 ± 0.22 0.12 ± 0.1
Naegleria spp. (+)(%) 12(14.3) 43(13.3) 17(20.2) 12(25) 6(10) 8(6.1)
  Mean(±SEM) 0.5 ± 0.15 1.58 ± 0.6 0.5 ± 0.15 0.51 ± 0.14 0.43 ± 0.2 0.14 ± 0.1
Other FLA (+)(%) 29(34.5) 77(23.8) 29(34.5) 19(39.6) 16(26.7) 13(9.8)
  Mean(±SEM) 2.95 ± 0.40 6.2 ± 1.10 0.74 ± 0.16 2.95 ± 0.40 0.35 ± 0.11 0.5 ± 0.9
Cryptosporidium spp. (+)(%) 34(40) 22(26.2) 14(29.2) 62(73.8) 28(46.7) 30(22.7)
  Mean(±SEM) 45.24 ± 9.34 416.77 ± 56.88 37.50 ± 9.24 223.81 ± 21.33 101.67 ± 16.03 53.79 ± 10.28
Giardia spp. (+)(%) 32(38.1) 117(36.1) 12(25) 32(53.3) 38(45.2) 35(26.5)
  Mean(±SEM) 83.33 ± 14.15 425.52 ± 69.82 43.75 ± 11.87 152.38 ± 21.39 148.33 ± 22.61 81.06 ± 13.95