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Table 1 Overall prevalence of ectoparasites recovered in Nsukka, southeast Nigeria

From: Prevalence assessment of ectoparasitic arthropods among commonly consumed wildlife in Nsukka, southeast Nigeria

Ectoparasites Prevalence N
Ticks   
 Amblyomma spp. 24.5 (18.03–32.13) 3
 Boophilus decoloratus 6.3 (3.19–11.45) 1
 Dermacentor variabilis 4.9 (2.32–9.70) 2
 Ixodes holocyclus 10.5 (6.15–16.69) 2
 Rhipicephalus spp. 8.4 (4.79–14.23) 2
Fleas   
 Xenopsylla cheopis 7.7 (4.03–13.20 1
 Spilopsyllus cuniculi 4.9 (2.32–7.70) 1
Lice   
 Polyplax spinulosa 14.0 (8.98–20.57) 3
 Bovicola spp. 11.9 (7.25–18.44) 2
 Goniocotes spp. 5.6 (2.63–10.73) 1
Mites   
 Dermanyssus gallinae 3.5 (1.39–7.93) 2
  1. N = the no of host species; values are presented as infected (95% confidence limit)