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Table 3

Prevalence and genotypes of Enterocytozoon bieneusi in rats (Rattus spp.) and guinea pigs worldwide.

Country Host No. examined No. positive Prevalence (%) Genotypes (no.) Reference
Iran Wild rats (R. norvegicus) 146 13 8.9 D* (11), M* (2) [24]
Wild rats (R. rattus) 14 1 7.1 D (1)
China Wild rats (R. norvegicus) 242 19 7.9 D (17), Peru6* (2) [34]
China Wild rats (R. norvegicus) 199 8 4.0 CD6 (3)a, BEB6* (2), D (2), CHG2 (1) [30]
China Pet rats (R. norvegicus) 152 17 11.2 D (12), Peru11* (3), S7*(1), SCC-2 (1) This study
Peru Household guinea pigs 67 10 14.9 Peru16* (10) [3]
China Pet guinea pigs (Cavia porcellus) 173 35 20.2 S7 (30), novel genotype PGP (5) This study

Genotype CD6 is a synonym of genotype CHG14, and genotype S7 is a synonym of genotype CHY1, based on the nomenclature system established by Santin and Fayer [22].


Known zoonotic genotypes: D, M, Peru6, BEB6, Peru11, Peru16, and S7.

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