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Table 3 Relationship between ants and bacteria from a hospital in São Paulo county, March 2012 to February 2013

From: Ants as vectors of pathogenic microorganisms in a hospital in São Paulo county, Brazil

Ants Arc Bac Str Lis Mic Pro Pse NMG Sta Ste
M. floricola 0 4 4 0 0 2 3 2 3 0
Paratrechina spp. 2 24 1 7 1 0 1 7 0 1
  1. Fisher’s exact test: p value = 9.93e-05.
  2. Arc: Arcanobacterium spp.; Bac: Bacillus spp.; Est: Streptococcus spp.; Lis: Listeria spp.; Mic: M. luteus; Pro: Proteus spp.; Pse: P. aeruginosa; NMG: No Microbial Growth; Sta: S. aureus; Ste: S. epidermidis.