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Table 4 Proportions of bacteria in ants in 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

  Arcanobacterium spp. Bacillus spp. Streptococcus spp. Listeria spp. M. luteus
M. floricola 0.00% 22.22% 22.22% 0.00% 0.00%
Paratrechina spp. 4.55% 54.55% 2.27% 15.91% 2.27%
95% CI (−15.26%; 13.54%) (−52.92%; −4.99%) (−15.26%; 13.54%) (−29.49%; 2.76%) (−11.93%; 15.68%)
Result NS* Paratrechina spp. < M. floricola Paratrechina spp. < M. floricola NS* NS*
  Proteus spp. P. aeruginosa Without growth S. aureus S. epidermidis
M. floricola 11.11% 16.67% 11.11% 16.67% 0.00%
Paratrechina spp. 0.00% 2.27% 15.91% 0.00% 2.27%
95% CI (2.32%; 33.01%) (0.80%; 37.43%) (−21.35%; 18.76%) (5.79%; 39.43%) (−11.93%; 15.68%)
Result Paratrechina spp. < M. floricola Paratrechina spp. < M. floricola NS* Paratrechina spp. < M. floricola NS*
  1. *NS means: not statistically significant.