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Table 1 Seroprevalence of T. gondii infection in water buffaloes in Veracruz, Mexico

From: Seroprevalence of Toxoplasma gondii infection in water buffaloes (Bubalus bubalis) in Veracruz State, Mexico and its association with climatic factors

   Meters above sea level (masl)c   Mean annual temperature(matp)d Mean annualrainfall (mar)e Buffaloes tested Seropositivity to T. gondii
Regiona Municipalityb Climate No. No. %
Olmeca Las Choapas 10 Warm 27.0°C 2900 mm 58 21 36.2
  Sayula de Alemán 80 Warm 27.0°C 1650 mm 156 93 59.6
  All      214 114 53.3
Papaloapan Isla 60 Warm-humid 24.9°C 2316 mm 59 23 39.0
  J. Rodriguez Clara 95 Warm 25.0°C 1266 mm 66 28 42.4
  All      125 51 40.8
All       339 165 48.7
  1. aStatistically significant difference in seroprevalences among regions (P = 0.02).
  2. bStatistically significant difference in seroprevalences among municipalities (P = 0.002).
  3. cStatistically significant difference in seroprevalences among masl (P = 0.002).
  4. dSignificantly higher seroprevalence at 27°C (53.3%) than at 24.9-25°C (40.8%) matp (P = 0.02).
  5. eStatistically significant difference in seroprevalences among mar (P = 0.002).