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Table 1 Results of the Simbu serogroup ELISA obtained from cattle sera

From: Neutralizing antibodies against Simbu serogroup viruses in cattle and sheep, Nigeria, 2012–2014

  Vegetation zone Source Sex Total
Sudan savannah Guinea savannah Rainforest    
Sokoto Borno Benue Ebonyi Ogun Osun Oyo Lagos Live animal markets Farms Abattoirs Female Male  
No. sampled 89 84 83 67 30 34 30 73 326 47 117 294 196 490
Positive (%) 79 (88.8) 82 (97.6) 80 (96.4) 42 (62.7) 30 (100.0) 34 (100.0) 30 (100.0) 70 (95.9) 286 (87.7) 47 (100.0) 114 (97.4) 264 (89.8) 183 (93.4) 447 (91.2)
Doubtful (%) 2 (2.4) 2 (2.4) 13 (19.4) 3 (4.1) 17 (5.2) 3 (2.6) 14 (4.8) 6 (3.1) 20 (4.1)
Negative (%) 10 (11.2) 1 (1.2) 12 (17.9) 23 (7.1) 16 (5.4) 7 (3.6) 23 (4.7)