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Table 3 Single and mixed PCR-positivity to genera ( Anaplasma / Ehrlichia , Babesia , Bartonella , Hepatozoon and Leishmania ) and/or complex ( B. burgdorferi s.l.) of FVBD agents in 649 cats from southern Portugal

From: Bacterial and protozoal agents of feline vector-borne diseases in domestic and stray cats from southern Portugal

Agent(s) No. of cats (%)
Single positivity 161 (24.8)
Anaplasma spp./Ehrlichia spp. 24 (3.7)
Babesia spp. 28 (4.3)
Bartonella spp. 10 (1.5)
B. burgdorferi s.l. 8 (1.2)
Hepatozoon spp. 37 (5.7)
Leishmania spp. 54 (8.3)
Mixed positivity 33 (5.1)
Anaplasma spp./Ehrlichia spp. + Bartonella spp. 2 (0.3)
Anaplasma spp./Ehrlichia spp. + B. burgdorferi s.l. 1 (0.2)
Anaplasma spp./Ehrlichia spp. + Hepatozoon spp. 2 (0.3)
Anaplasma spp./Ehrlichia spp. + Leishmania spp. 2 (0.3)
Babesia spp. + Bartonella spp. 3 (0.5)
Babesia spp. + Hepatozoon spp. 8 (1.2)
Babesia spp. + Leishmania spp. 2 (0.3)
Bartonella spp. + B. burgdorferi s.l. 1 (0.2)
Bartonella spp. + Hepatozoon spp. 2 (0.3)
B. burgdorferi s.l. + Hepatozoon spp. 1 (0.2)
B. burgdorferi s.l. + Leishmania spp. 3 (0.5)
Hepatozoon spp. + Leishmania spp. 2 (0.3)
Anaplasma spp./Ehrlichia spp. + Babesia spp. + Hepatozoon spp. 2 (0.3)
Anaplasma spp./Ehrlichia spp. + Bartonella spp. + Hepatozoon spp. 1 (0.2)
Anaplasma spp./Ehrlichia spp. + Hepatozoon spp. + Leishmania spp. 1 (0.2)
Total 194 (29.9)