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Table 4 Results of ELISA assays on bloodmeals of P. orientalis collected from different study villages of Tahtay Adiyabo district

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 113 (51.36) 98 (42.61) 2 (28.57) 213 (46.61)
Donkey 16 (7.27) 25 (10.87) 3 (42.86) 44 (9.63)
Human 12 (5.45) 17 (7.39) 2 (28.57) 31 (6.78)
Goat/sheep 13 (5.45) 11 (4.78) 0 23 (5.03)
Dog 3 (1.36) 5 (2.17) 0 8 (1.75)
Bovine-Donkey-Dog 10 (4,55 19 (8.26) 0 29 (6.35)
Bovine-Dog 12 (5.45) 8 (3.48) 0 20 (4.38)
Bovine-Donkey 1 (0.45) 0 0 1 (0.22)
Donkey-Dog 4 (1.82) 6 (2.61) 0 10 (2.19)
Human-Bovine-Dog 2 (0.92) 0 (0) 0 2 (0.44)
Human-Bovine 2 (0.92) 7 (3.04) 0 9 (1.97)
Human-Bovine-Donkey 11 (5) 10 (4.35) 0 21 (4.6)
Human-Donkey 0 5 (2.17) 0 5 (1.1)
Human-Dog 1 (0.45) 2 (0.87) 0 3 (0.66)
Human-Donkey-Dog 1 (0.45) 2 (0.87) 0 3 (0.66)
Unidentified 20 (9.09) 15 (6.52) 0 35 (7.66)
Total 220 230 7 457