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Table 2 Number and prevalence of (%) positive and negative dogs to Anaplasma spp. antibodies (by ELISA) and A. platys DNA detection (by PCR) according to the sex, the age and the exposure to ticks

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

Variable Anaplasma spp. antibodies (%) (n = 425) A. platys DNA (%) (n = 362)
Positive Negative Not available Positive Negative Not available
Sex Male 59 (13.9) 198 (46.6) 20 (5.5) 187 (51.7) 50
Female 23 (5.4) 118 (27.8) 5 (1.4) 123 (34.0) 13
Age (yrs) < 1 9 (2.1) 52 (12.2) 3 (0.8) 52 (14.4) 6
1–5 56 (13.2) 194 (45.6) 21 (5.8) 183 (50.6) 46
≥ 6 13 (3.0) 61 (14.3) 2 (0.5) 62 (17.1) 10
Ticks exposure 40 (9.4) 46 (10.8) 9 40 (11.0) 46 (12.7) 9