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Table 1 Serology and PCR results for blood samples collected from feral cats on St Kitts in 2011 and 2014

From: Survey of vector-borne agents in feral cats and first report of Babesia gibsoni in cats on St Kitts, West Indies

Collection date Test performed % positive (N) Species identified
2011 Ehrlichia FRET-PCR 0% (0/68) None
Babesia FRET-PCR 32% (22/68) 4 B. gibsoni
14 B. vogeli
3B. vogeli and B. gibsoni
1 Babesia sp.
Rickettsia PCR 0% (0/68) Not applicable
2014 IFA for Ehrlichia 10% (5/52) Not applicable
IFA for SFG Rickettsia 42% (22/52) Not applicable
Ehrlichia FRET-PCR 12% (6/51) 6 E. canis
Babesia FRET-PCR 2% (1/51) 1 B. gibsoni
Rickettsia PCR 0% (0/51) Not applicable