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Table 2 Summary of results for detection of target pathogens

From: Leptospira spp. and Toxoplasma gondii in stranded representatives of wild cetaceans in the Philippines

Strander Code Cetacean Species (and common name) T. gondii detection by PCR T. gondii detection by LAT Leptospira detection by PCR Leptospira culture Leptospira detection by ELISA
Blood Kidney
Blood Cardiac Skeletal Brain      
S1 Grampus griseus (Risso’s dolphin) * + * * * *
S2 Lagenodelphis hosei (Fraser’s dolphin) * + + * + +C *
S3 Stenella longirostris (spinner dolphin) + + + * + +A *
S4 Lagenodelphis hosei (Fraser’s dolphin) + + + + * + +A *
S5 Grampus griseus (Risso’s dolphin) + * * * *
S6 Peponecaphala electra (melon-headed whale) * * * * * * * +B *
S7 Feresa attenuata (pygmy killer whale) * * * * * * * * *
S8 Stenella attenuata (Pantropical spotted dolphin) * * * * * * * * *
S9 Stenella attenuata (Pantropical spotted dolphin) * * * * * * * * *
S10 Grampus griseus (Risso’s dolphin) + + + + * + *
S11 Kogia breviceps (pygmy sperm whale) * + + + * * * * *
S12 Grampus griseus (Risso’s dolphin) + * * * * * *
S13 Stenella attenuata (Pantropical spotted dolphin) * + + * * * * +B *
S14 Grampus griseus (Risso’s dolphin) * * * * * * +A *
S15 Lagenodelphis hosei (Fraser’s dolphin) * * * + + * +
S16 Peponocephala electra (melon-headed whale) + + * + * + +D *
S17 Stenella attenuata (Pantropical spotted dolphin) * * * * * * * * *
S18 Stenella longirostris (spinner dolphin) + + + * *
S19 Stenella longirostris (spinner dolphin) * * * * + * *
S20 Kogia breviceps (pygmy sperm whale) * * + *
S21 Lagenodelphis hosei (Fraser’s dolphin) + + * * +A *
S22 Globicephala macrorhynchus (short-finned pilot whale) + + + * + * * *
S23 Tursiops aduncus (Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphin) * * * * * * * * *
S24 Stenella attenuata (Pantropical spotted dolphin) + + + * + * +
S25 Stenella coeruleoalba (Striped dolphin) + * * * * +
S26 Lagenodelphis hosei (Fraser’s dolphin) * * * * * * * * *
S27 Kogia breviceps (pygmy sperm whale) * * *
S28 Kogia breviceps (pygmy sperm whale) * * * * * * * * *
S29 Balaenoptera omurai (Omura’s whale) * * * * * * * * *
S30 Balaenoptera sp. (unidentified baleen) * * * * * * * * *
S31 Kogia breviceps (pygmy sperm whale) * * *
S32 Kogia breviceps (pygmy sperm whale) * * * * * * * * *
S33 Peponocephala electra (melon-headed whale) * * * * * *
S34 Stenella attenuata (Pantropical spotted dolphin) * * * *
S35 Tursiops aduncus (Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphin) * * * * * *
S36 Steno bredanensis (rough-toothed dolphin) * * * * + * * * +
S37 Balaenoptera edeni (Bryde’s whale) * * * + * +
S38 Stenella attenuata (Pantropical Spotted dolphin) * * * * * * * * *
S39 Feresa attenuata (pygmy killer whale) * * * * + * * * +
S40 Feresa attenuata (pygmy killer whale) * * * * + * * * +
Total positive results out of screened cetaceans 8/22 10/14 10/15 8/10 6/7 9/22 0/12 15/23 7/7
  1. + positive for T. gondii or Leptospira spp.
  2. - negative for T. gondii or Leptospira spp.
  3. +A one putative leptospire isolate
  4. +B two putative leptospire isolates
  5. +C three putative leptospire isolates
  6. +D four putative leptospire isolates
  7. *biological sample for testing not available/enough