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Table 1 The seasonal distribution of cryptosporidiosis in diarrhea outpatients in the Danyang hospital of Jiangsu province from February 2012 to January 2013

From: Cryptosporidium andersoni as a novel predominant Cryptosporidium species in outpatients with diarrhea in Jiangsu Province, China

Season No. specimens No. positive(%) Species
C. andersoni C. hominis
Spring 32 1(3.1) 0 1
Summer 99 5(5.1) 5 0
Autumn 55 16(29.1)b 15 1
Winter 46 1(2.2) 1 0
Total 232 23(9.9)a 21 2
  1. NOTE. All specimens were collected from February 2012 to January 2013 (divided into four seasons) and Cryptosporidium species were detected by the SSU rRNA gene analysis.
  2. aThe prevalence of Cryptosporidium infection.
  3. bData from autumn show a significant difference compared with those of other seasons (χ2 = 9.753, p <0.05).