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Table 2 Bloodmeal sources of P. orientalis captured from three different villages and identified using Cyt b PCR and RLB

From: Host-feeding preference of Phlebotomus orientalis (Diptera: Psychodidae) in an endemic focus of visceral leishmaniasis in northern Ethiopia

Sources of bloodmeal Ademeyti Lemlem Mentebteb Total ( %)
Bovine 41 (51.25) 35 (58.33) 16 (64) 92 (55.76)
Human 10 (12.5) 8 (13.33) 4 (16) 22 (13.33)
Goat 3 (3.75) 3 (5) 2 (8) 8 (4.85)
Sheep 1 (1.25) 0 0 1 (0.61)
Camel 0 0 1 (4) 1 (0.61)
Human-Bovine 4 (5) 2 (3.33) 0 7 (4.24)
Human-Bovine-Goat 3 (3.75) 0 0 3 (1.82)
Human-Bovine-Goat-Camel 1 (1.25) 0 0 1 (0.61)
Bovine-Goat 1 (1.25) 1 (1.67) 0 1 (0.61)
Bovine-Sheep 1 (1.25) 0 0 1 (0.61)
Unidentified 15 (18.75) 11 (18.33) 2 (8) 28 (16.97)
Total (+cyt b PCR) 80 60 25 165
Negative 7 8 0 15
Total (tested) 87 68 25 180