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Table 2 Dirofilaria immitis -microfilarial concentration and co-infection with other vector-borne hemopathogens in dogs from Costa Rica

From: Detection of Dirofilaria immitis and other arthropod-borne filarioids by an HRM real-time qPCR, blood-concentrating techniques and a serological assay in dogs from Costa Rica

Pathogens detected Number of dogs infected by the detected pathogens (% of total number of dogs) Mean microfilaremia numbers ± standard deviation (mf/μl)*
Dirofilaria immitis only 6 (4.1%) 13.1 ± 16.2
D. immitis and Anaplasma platys 1 (0.7%) 16.3
D. immitis and Ehrlichia canis 9 (6.1%) 6.3 ± 4.7
D. immitis, A. platys and Babesia vogeli 1 (0.7%) 6.6×10−6
Total 17 (11.6%) 9.0 ± 10.6
  1. The concentrations were calculated by quantitative HRM real-time qPCR.
  2. *No statistical differences were found.