Journal of Parasitology Research / 2017 / Article / Tab 3

Research Article

Medically Important Parasites Carried by Cockroaches in Melong Subdivision, Littoral, Cameroon

Table 3

Parasite recovery rate from cockroaches in different quarter and capture sites.

Sampling pointsAreas/sitesPrevalence (%)
Ascaris spp.Trichuris spp.Capillaria spp.Toxocara spp.HookwormsEimeria spp.

QuarterNkongsoung118 (13.98)36 (4.27)6 (0.71)8 (0.95)7(0.83)2 (0.2)
Mélong centre77 (9.12)22 (2.61)14 (1.66)15 (1.78)11 (1.31)7 (0.83)
Lèlem90 (10.66)43 (5.09)21 (2.45)28 (3.2)24 (2.83)14 (1.30)

Total285 (33.77)101 (11.97)52 (6.16)(4.86)41 (4.86)23 (2.73)

Capture sitesToilets145 (17.19)63 (7.46)20 (2.37)0 (0.00)32 (3.79)0 (0.00)
Kitchens108 (12.79)24 (2.84)21 (2.49)17 (2.01)7 (0.81)14 (1.66)
Houses35 (4.15)14 (1.66)11 (1.30)23 (2.73)2 (0.24)9 (1.07)

Total285 (33.77)101 (11.97)52 (6.16)41 (4.86)41 (4.86)23 (2.73)

a and b on the same column = significant at 0.05 - a, a on the same column = non significant at 0.05.