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Table 3.

Flea batches and infection rates used per infection.

Day Parasite Batch number 1Prevalence of metacestode infection (%) 2Mean intensity of metacestodes per infected flea
7 Ctenocephalides felis – infected with Dipylidium caninum (dog origin) 270716 10 13
14 170816 27 3.5
21 170816 17 1.6
28 310816 33 5.2

Prevalence = number of infected fleas/30 examined fleas per batch per week.


Mean intensity of metacestodes = total number of metacestodes recovered/number of infected fleas.

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