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Table 5 Prevalence of piroplasm infections in R. sanguineus and D. reticulatus ticks

From: Update on epidemiology of canine babesiosis in Southern France

Sample type Site codea Piroplasm species detected in ticksb
   B. canis B. vogeli Other
R. sanguineus ticks DR 1/56 (1.8 %) - 1M 3/56 (5.4 %) - 1M, 2F 0/56 (0.0 %) - NA
HG 0/6 (0.0 %) - NA 0/6 (0.0 %) - NA 0/6 (0.0 %) - NA
GAd 3/121 (2.5 %)c - 3F 20/121 e (16.5 %) - 3M, 16F, 1N 0/121 (0.0 %) - NA
CO 0/65 (0.0 %) - NA 3/65 (4.6 %) - 1M, 2F 0/65 (0.0 %) - NA
Total 4/248 (1.6 %) - 1M, 3F 26/248 (10.5 %) - 5M, 20F, 1N 0/248 (0.0 %) - NA
D. reticulatus ticks HG 2/28 (7.1 %) - 2F 0/28 (0.0 %) - NA 0/28 (0.0 %) - NA
HP 1/3 (33.3 %) - 1F 0/3 (0.0 %) - NA 0/3 (0.0 %) - NA
Total 3/31 (9.7 %) - 3F 0/31 (0.0 %) - NA 0/31 (0.0 %) - NA
  1. NA not applicable
  2. aSite code (see Table 1 and Fig. 1 for details)
  3. bNumber of positive sample/Number analized (%) - Tick stages of positive samples (M, adult male; F, adult female; N, nymph; NA, not applicable)
  4. cThe 3 R. sanguineus ticks positive for B. canis specific PCR-RFLP were also positive for B. vogeli species specific PCR
  5. dOut of the 121 R. sanguineus ticks from Gard selected for piroplasm screening 107 were collected from dogs and 14 from the environment
  6. eAmong the 20 B. vogeli positive ticks, 18 were collected from dogs and 2 from the environment