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Table 1 Survey sites, animals tested and results of PCR analyses for tick borne pathogens

From: Molecular detection of tick-borne pathogens in captive wild felids, Zimbabwe

Species Area N Babesia leo Babesia vogeli Hepatozoon felis Hepatozoon canis Anaplasma phagocytophilum Theileria sinensis Theileria parva Cytauxzoon manul Ehrlichia canis
Lions Gweru* 67 64% (43) 12% (8) 11% (7) 3% (2) 8% (5) 2% (1) 2% (1) 2% (1)  
Dollar Block 8 63% (5)         12% (1)
Hwange 3 33% (1) 67% (2)    33% (1)     
Fig Tree 2 50% (1)   100% (2)       
Masvingo 6 17% (1)        17% (1)  
All lions 86 59% (51) 12% (10) 11% (9) 2% (2) 7% (6) 1% (1) 1% (1) 2% (2) 1% (1)
Southern African wildcats Harare 6   100% (6)    13% (1)     
Cheetahs Harare 4 100% (4)         
Servals Harare 2   100% (2)    50% (1)     
Totals   98 56% (55) 18 % (18) 9% (9) 2% (2) 8% (8) 1% (1) 1% (1) 2% (2) 1% (1)
  1. *Also present were 2 lions infected with B. odocoilei-like organisms and 1 with an E. canis-like organism.