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Table 1 Distribution and frequency (%) of piroplasm species.

From: Molecular diagnosis of Theileria and Babesiaspecies infecting cattle in Northern Spain using reverse line blot macroarrays

  RLB Microscopy
Piroplasm species N % N pos (anal) a %
T. buffeli 101 38.4   
T. annulata 15 5.7   
Total single infections with Theileria spp. 116 44.1 50 (111) 19.8
B. bovis 6 2.2   
B. bigemina 0 0.0   
B. divergens 1 0.4   
B. major 5 1.9   
TOTAL single infections with Babesia spp. 12 4.5 3 (11) 1.2
T. annulata + T. buffeli 2 0.8   
T. annulata + T. buffeli + B. bigemina 2 0.8   
T. annulata + B. bigemina 3 1.1   
T. buffeli + B. bigemina 2 0.8   
T. buffeli + B. divergens 2 0.8   
T. buffeli + B. major 3 1.1   
TOTAL mixed infections 14 5.4 10 (13) 3.9
NEGATIVE 121 46.0 10 (118) 3.9
TOTAL analysed 263   253  
  1. a, number of samples positive by microscopy examination (Theileria spp. or Babesia spp.) of the total number of samples analysed within each group of RLB-identified species.