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Table 2 Daily population contribution of Leptospira (DPC) by cattle herds in Abdon Calderon, Manabi, Ecuador

From: Meta-analysis to estimate the load of Leptospira excreted in urine: beyond rats as important sources of transmission in low-income rural communities

Grazing area Number of properties Number of cattle Quantity of Leptospira shed per m2
Total (Min–Max) Total (Min–Max)
No grazing area 18 91(1–20) 1.96 × 1010 cell/day
0.35 to 1 ha 9 26 (2–5) 4.2 × 104 to 1.5 × 105
>1 to 5 ha 30 219 (1–40) 4.9 × 103 to 4.2 × 105
>5 to 10 ha 10 176 (2–70) 5.9 × 103 to 1.5 × 105
More than 10 ha 10 354 (12–80) 9.2 × 103 to 4 × 104