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Table 4 Number and percentage of infected ticks, mean intensity, range of infestation and measurements of larval Cercopithifilaria sp. according to their developmental stage

From: On a Cercopithifilaria sp. transmitted by Rhipicephalus sanguineus: a neglected, but widespread filarioid of dogs

Developing forms % Tick infected (pos/tot) Mean intensity (± S.D.) Range Measurements (microns)
     Length (± S.D.) Width (± S.D.)
mfs 84.4 (38/45) 49.6 (± 237.5) 1-1453 192.2 (± 9.9) 5.6 (± 1)
L1 11.1 (5/45) 6.8 (± 6.2) 1-15 229.2 (± 16.6) 19.2 (± 4.4)
L2 6.7 (3/45) 12.3 (± 13.7) 2-27 724 (± 13.6) 27.1 (± 1)
L3 6.7 (3/45) 8.3 (± 12.7) 1-23 1706 (± 61) 26.5 (± 1.5)
  1. Tick samples constituted a total of 45 positive ticks collected in Basilicata (Site D) and Sicily (Site E). Measurements of length and width of developing larvae in ticks are expressed as mean calculated on 10 microfilariae (mfs), 7 L1, 7 L2 and 5 L3.