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Table 2 Assessment of infections with Fasciola hepatica in field-collected Galba cubensis through different screening techniques. Multiplex PCR was used as the reference technique for parasite detection

From: Assessment of the FasciMol-ELISA in the detection of the trematode Fasciola hepatica in field-collected Galba cubensis: a novel tool for the malacological survey of fasciolosis transmission

Results Screening method
  Snail dissection FasciMol-ELISA Multiplex PCR
Overall prevalence (%) (no. infected/no. examined) 4.1 (31/755) 5.3 (40/755) 7.42 (56/755)
Positive sites (ID) 3 (V115, V121, V505) 4 (V115, V121, V505, V108) 4 (V115, V121, V505, V108)
Χ 2 Χ 2 = 13.69; P = 0.0033 Χ 2 = 6.283; P = 0.0981
Kappa index (95 % confidence interval) 0.6966 (0.5852–0.8080) 0.8224 (0.7376–0.9071)