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Table 1 Prevalence of Salmonella and oxyurids in the different species of tortoises farmed in southern Italy

From: Survey of co-infection by Salmonellaand oxyurids in tortoises

Tortoise species No. examined Salmonellaspp. Oxyurids Correlation
   no. positives % 95% CI no. positives % 95% CI EPG a Rho =0.499 P = 0.000
T. hermanni 30 16 53.3 34.6 - 71.2 25 83.3 64.5 – 93.7 2462  
T. marginata 13 7 53.8 26.1 - 79.6 10 76.9 46.0 – 93.8 4735  
T. graeca 7 3 42.9 11.8 - 79.8 6 85.7 42.0 – 99.2 3756  
T. horsfieldii 2 0 - - 2 100.0 19.8 – 95.1 664  
G. carbonaria 1 0 - - 0 - - 0  
Total 53 26 49.1 35.2 - 63.0 43 81.1 67.6 – 90.1 2323  
  1. a EPG = eggs per gram of faeces (calculated as mean for the positive values).