Skip to main content

Table 3 Results of vector-borne pathogens (VBP) detection

From: Diagnosis and incidence risk of clinical canine monocytic ehrlichiosis under field conditions in Southern Europe

Targeted VBP Specific PCR Serology
Number of positive samples/number of tested samples Number of positive samples/number of tested samples
Ehrlichia canis 35/317 (11%)1 92/356 (26%)
Leishmania infantum 20/317 (6%)2 66/340 (19%)
Anaplasma spp. ND 31/356 (9%)
A. platys 24/317 (8%)3 ND
A. phagocytophilum 0/317 (0%) ND
Hepatozoon canis 24/317 (8%) ND
Babesia spp. 15/317 (5%) ND
Dirofilaria immitis ND 8/356 (2%)4
Borrelia burgdorferi ND 4/356 (1%)
  1. 1Including 28 dogs also positive by serology.
  2. 2Including 12 dogs also positive by serology.
  3. 3Including 5 dogs also positive for Anaplasma sp. by serology.
  4. 4Antigens detection.
  5. ND: Not done.