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Table 6 Animal contamination index (ACI)

From: Real-time PCR diagnosis of Schistosoma japonicum in low transmission areas of China

   No. positive Arithmetic mean EPG in positives ACI per infected bovine or human per day ACI all infected bovines or human per day
Cattle FEA-SDa 7 2.04 51 000 357 000
qPCR 23 27.38 684 500 15 743 500
Water buffalo FEA-SDa 5 2.52 63 000 315 000
qPCR 22 21.59 539 750 11 874 500
Bovine FEA-SDa 12 2.24 56 000 672 000
qPCR 45 24.55 613 733.3 27 618 000
Human Kato-Katz 4 12.22 3055 12 220
qPCR 70 6.74 1685 117 950
  1. aThe FEA-SD was performed on MHT-positive samples only; two MHT-positive samples were negative by FEA-SD