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Table 3 Seropositivity of Ethiopian animals for Leishmania donovani IgG. The cut-off value was calculated as the mean optical density in the control animals plus 3 standard deviations (details provided in the Methods)

From: Exposure to Leishmania spp. and sand flies in domestic animals in northwestern Ethiopia

   Anti-L. donovani IgG positive/total animals sampled (% seropositive)
Species Cut-off Addis Zemen Sheraro Humera Total
Cow 1.298 1/62 (1.6 %) 0/26 (0 %) 0/16 (0 %) 1/104 (1.0 %)
Dog 0.223 9/19 (47.4 %) 5/7 (71.4 %) 5/8 (62.5 %) 19/34 (55.9 %)
Donkey 0.652 0/3 (0 %) 2/11 (18.2 %) 0/6 (0 %) 2/20 (10.0 %)
Goat 0.675   10/106 (9.4 %) 15/133 (11.3 %) 25/239 (10.5 %)
Sheep 0.648 1/27 (3.7 %) 3/5 (60.0 %) 52/117 (44.4 %) 56/149 (37.6 %)
Total   11/111 (9.9 %) 20/155 (12.9 %) 72/280 (25.7 %) 103/546 (18.9 %)