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Table 1 Infection indeces

From: Characterisation of the ex vivo virulence of Leishmania infantum isolates from Phlebotomus perniciosus from an outbreak of human leishmaniosis in Madrid, Spain

Infection index BMMØ BMDC
  BCN150 BOS1FL1 POL2FL7 BCN150 BOS1FL1 POL2FL7
4 h after infection 252 ± 50 396 ± 50* 552 ± 50* 319 ± 25 399 ± 30* 475 ± 50*
24 h after infection 110 ± 50 300 ± 50* 275 ± 50* 115 ± 25 247 ± 20* 312 ± 30*
72 h after infection 30 ± 10 60 ± 15* 40 ± 10* 102 ± 10 137 ± 15* 292 ± 20*
  1. In order to determine the overall parasite burdens, an infection index value was calculated for each time after infection by multiplying the mean percentage of infected cells by the mean number of amastigotes per infected cell. The resulting values are expressed in arbitrary units. One representative experiment out of three is shown. The mean ± SD are shown. *P <0.05.