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Table 3 Dirofilaria immitis DNA detected in mosquitoes collected in Portugal, 2011–2013

From: First molecular identification of mosquito vectors of Dirofilaria immitis in continental Portugal

Mosquito species Mosquitoes collected Mosquitoes tested Positive PCR Number of positive pools § MIR ERI 95% CI
Specimens Pools† Head+thorax Abdomen
Cx. theileri 5812 3406 234 13 16 23 6.8/1000 0.71% 0.005–0.01
Cx. pipiens s.l. 1940 1595 1123 0 8 8 5/1000 0.50% 0.003–0.01
Ae. caspius 601 270 193 4 8 10 37/1000 3.73% 0.02–0.067
An. maculipennis s.l. 406 400 114 5 8 12 30/1000 3.12% 0.017–0.052
Ae. detritus s.l. 23 23 16 1 1 1 43.5/1000 4.39% 0.008–0.21
Other species* 374 172 135 0 0 0 - -  
TOTAL 9156 5866 1815 0 0 0 9.2/1000 0.91% 0.007–0.012
  1. § - whether in just one portion of the body or both; * - other species and unidentifiable mosquitoes; † − includes individual specimens as well.