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Table 1 Number and prevalence (%) of positive and negative dogs to Anaplasma spp. antibodies (by ELISA) and A. platys DNA detection (by PCR), and positive to both methods in the different groups

From: Anaplasma spp. in dogs and owners in north-western Morocco

Groupa Anaplasma spp. antibodies (%)  (n = 425) A. platys (%)  (n = 362) Anaplasma spp. and A. platys (%) (n = 362)
Positive Negative Positive Negative Not available
Group I (n = 95) 11 (2.6) 84 (19.8) 3 (0.8) 88 (24.3) 4 1 (0.3)
Group Ia (n = 63) 7 (1.6) 56 (13.2) 2 (0.5) 57 (15.7) 4 0 (0.0)
Group Ib (n = 32) 4 (0.9) 28 (6.6) 1 (0.3) 31 (8.6) 0 1 (0.3)
Group II (n = 160) 45 (10.6) 115 (27.1) 4 (1.1) 100 (27.6) 56 1 (0.3)
Group III (n = 170) 37 (8.7) 133 (31.3) 20 (5.5) 147 (40.7) 3 9 (2.3)
Total (n = 425) 93 (21.9) 332 (78.1) 27 (7.5) 335 (92.5) 63 11 (3.0)
  1. aGroup I: urban client-owned dogs sample in the VTH; Group Ia: urban client-owned dogs sample in the VTH without clinical signs compatible with a TBD; Group Ib: urban client-owned dogs sample in the VTH with clinical signs compatible with a TBD; Group II: rural client-owned dogs; Group III: military and gendarmerie working dogs