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Table 3 Mosquito species and their positivity for Dirofilaria spp. grouped according to provinces and date of collection; mean number of mosquitoes per pool is also reported along with the percentage of estimated rate of infection (ERI) and confidence intervals (95 % CI)

From: Molecular xenomonitoring of Dirofilaria immitis and Dirofilaria repens in mosquitoes from north-eastern Italy by real-time PCR coupled with melting curve analysis

Province Date of collection Number of sites Mosquito species Dirofilaria species No. specimens No. pools positive/tested Mean no. mosquitoes per pool ERI* 95 % CI
PD 25/05/2010 18 Cx. pipiens D. immitis 204 1/5 40.80 0.545 0.03-2.58
  08/06/2010 18 Cx. pipiens D. immitis 384 1/8 48 0.278 0.01-1.32
  17/08/2010 18 Cx. pipiens D. immitis 9 1/1 9 na  
  28/09/2010 18 Och. caspius D. immitis 2 1/1 2 na  
  20/07/2010 12 Cx. pipiens D. repens 160 1/4 40 0.717 0.03-3.42
  14/09/2010 12 Cx. pipiens D. immitis 259 1/6 43.17 0.421 0.02-2.01
  05/10/2010 10 Och. caspius D. immitis 2 1/1 2 na  
RO 11/05/2010 14 Cx. pipiens D. immitis 3 1/1 3 na  
  08/06/2010 16 Cx. pipiens D. immitis 862 2/18 47.89 0.246 0.04-0.77
  20/07/2010 16 Cx. pipiens D. immitis 458 1/10 45.80 0.230 0.01-1.08
  20/07/2010 16 Cx. pipiens D. repens 458 1/10 45.80 0.230 0.01-1.08
  06/07/2010 163 Cx. pipiens D. immitis 507 1/10 50.70 0.208 0.01-0.98
  31/08/2010 162 Cx. pipiens D. immitis 109 1/3 36.33 1.110 0.05-5.26
TV 01/06/2010 179 Och. caspius D. immitis 2 1/1 2 na  
VE 15/06/2010 199 Cx. pipiens D. immitis 450 1/9 50 0.235 0.01-1.11
  26/08/2010 4 Ae. vexans D. immitis 8 1/1 8 na  
VI 04/05/2010 187 Cx. pipiens D. immitis 1 1/1 1 na  
  18/05/2010 187 Cx. pipiens D. immitis 1 1/1 1 na  
  07/09/2010 187 Cx. pipiens D. immitis 8 1/1 8 na  
  22/09/2010 183 Cx. pipiens D. immitis 20 1/1 20 na  
VR 13/07/2010 191 Och. caspius D. immitis 3 1/1 3 na  
  07/09/2010 191 Cx. pipiens D. immitis 50 1/1 50 na  
  1. * na = not applicable.
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