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Table 2

Detection of Sarcocystis spp. from refrigerated beef.

Muscle part Tested No. of positive samples (%)      

 Country of origin     S. cruzi   S. hirsuta   S. bovini    No. of viable bradyzoite samples
Japan heart 28 22 (78.6) 0   0   22
  tongue 10 6 (60.0) 0   0   2
  diaphragm 12 4 (33.3) 0   0   4
  round 25 2 (8.0) 0   0   1
  total 75 34 (45.3) 0   0   29
United States of America tongue 10 9 (90.0) 0   0   8
  diaphragm 9 7 (77.8) 0   0   7
  round 2 0   0   0   0
  total 21 16 (76.2) 0   0   15
Australia tongue 4 3 (75.0) 0   0   3
  diaphragm 4 2 (50.0) 0   0   1
  round 10 3 (30.0) 0   0   1
  rib roast 2 1 (50.0) 0   0   1
  total 20 9 (45.0) 0   0   6
New Zealand round 5 1a (20.0) 1 (20.0) 3 (60.0) 3
a

S. cruzi, S. hirsuta, and S. bovini were detected in this sample.

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