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Table 3 Prevalence of B. behnkei n. sp. in Wagner’s gerbils: no. of infected/examined hosts (prevalence in %)

From: Babesia behnkei sp. nov., a novel Babesia species infecting isolated populations of Wagner’s gerbil, Dipodillus dasyurus, from the Sinai Mountains, Egypt

Year of study W. El-Arbaein W. Gebel W. Gharaba W. Itlah All sites
2000 0/3 (0)* 0/6 (0)* 0/2 (0)* 0/2 (0)* 0/13 (0)*
2004 1/4 (25) 15/16 (93.8) 0/7 (0) 0/0 16/27 (59.3)
2008 1/2 (50) 6/15 (40) 0/2 (0) 0/0 7/19 (36.8)
2012 2/14 (14.3) 18/22 (81.8) 0/16 (0) 0/0 20/52 (38.5)
Total by site 4/23 (17.4) 39/59 (66.1) 0/27 (0) 0/2 (0) 43/111 (38.7)
  1. *Prevalence only on the basis of microscopy; no DNA samples available for PCR.