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Table 1 Correlation between the prevalence of all parasite groups and helminth diversity

From: The landscape of human genes involved in the immune response to parasitic worms

Parasite group Kendall's τ pvalue Parasite species
Soil-transmitted nematodes 0.381 0.00037 Ascaris lumbricoides, Trichuris trichiura, Necator americanus, Ancylostoma duodenale
Filarial nematodes 0.387 0.00053 Wuchereria bancrofti, Brugia malayi, Onchocerca volvulus, Loa loa a
Schistosomes 0.482 2.8 × 10-5 Schistosoma mansoni, Schistosoma haematobium, Schistosoma intercalatum, Schistosoma japonicum, Schistosoma mekongi.
Food-borne trematodes 0.617 2.6 × 10-7 Clonorchis sinensis, Opisthorchis viverrini, Paragonimus africanus, Paragonimus compactus, Paragonimus ecuadoriensis, Paragonimus hueitungensis, Paragonimus heterotremus, Paragonimus kellicotti, Paragonimus mexicanus, Paragonimus miyazakii, Paragonimus szechuanensis, Paragonimus tuanshanensis, Paragonimus uterobilateralis, Paragonimus westermani, Fasciolopsis buski, Fascicola (hepatica or gigantica)
Taeniab 0.462 0.00633 Taenia solium
  1. a Dracunculus medinenis was not included because prevalence data were only available in few countries;
  2. b Prevalence data were available for 27 populations only.