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Table 1

Number of fox, dog and cat faeces found in rural and urban vegetable gardens in north-eastern France and number of faeces and soil samples testing positive for E. multilocularis by real-time PCR.

Faeces
Soil samples
Total Fox Dog Cat
Urban vegetable gardens sampled for faeces and soil (N = 71) No. sampled 8 0 5 3 213
Positive samples 0 0 0 0
Occurrence % 0 0 0 0
95% CI 0-0.02
Rural vegetable gardens sampled for faeces (N = 142) No. sampled 627 182 72 373
Positive samples 35 30 0 5
Occurrence % 5.6 16.5 0 1.3
95% CI 3.9–7.7 11.4–22.7 0–0.1 0.4–3.1
Rural vegetable gardens sampled for faeces and soil (N = 50) No. sampled 389 137 28 224 250
Positive samples 20 18 0 2 26
Occurrence % 5.1 13.1 0 0.9 10.4
95% CI 3.2–7.8 8.0–20.0 0–0.1 0.1–3.2 6.9–14.9

95% CI: 95% confidence interval.

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