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Table 1 Prevalence of trypanosomosis according to parasitological and molecular assays

From: Molecular characterization of Trypanosoma evansi, T. vivax and T. congolense in camels (Camelus dromedarius) of KSA

Gender Number (n)/Age Buffy coat parasitological detection PCR detection Trypanosoma spp. detected by PCR detected
Female n = 66
Age (3–12 yrs)
1/66 (1.5%) 11/66 (16.7%)*** T. evansi = 10/102 (9.8%)***
T. vivax = 3/102 (2.9%)
aMixed =3/102 (2.9%)
Male n = 36
Age (1–7 yrs)
1/36 (2.8%) 5/36 (13.9%)
Total 102 2/102 (2.0%) 16/102 (15.7%) 16/102 (15.7%)
  1. Detection of Trypanosoma spp. in blood of camels
  2. In which, *** indicates P ≤ 0.001 comparing related samples with each other
  3. aMixed infection of T. evansi and vivax was detected by Kin primers, while mixed infection of T. evansi, vivax, and congolense was detected by ITS1 primers