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Table 2 Results of L. infantum PCR in male and female ticks removed from dogs belonging to group 1 and 2

From: Detection of Leishmania infantum DNA mainly in Rhipicephalus sanguineus male ticks removed from dogs living in endemic areas of canine leishmaniosis

  L. infantum PCR in ticks   
  Females Males Total
Group 1 1/17 (5.8%) 10/41 (24.3%) 11/58 (18.9%)
Group 2 0/32 (0%) 2/38 (5.2%) 2/70 (2.8%)
Total 1/49 (2.0%) 12/79 (15.2%)* 13/128 (10.1%)
  1. *Fisher’s exact test; P = 0.0166.