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Table 4 Numbers of single and mixed species infections detected by RLB and PCR (no. of positive samples/no. of collected)

From: Prevalence of tick-borne haemoparasites in small ruminants in Turkey and diagnostic sensitivity of single-PCR and RLB

Region (no. of sheep/goat samples) Sheep (n = 1727)b,a Goats (n = 252)b,a
Single infection Mixed infection Single infection Mixed infection
Detected by RLB Detected by PCR Detected by RLB Detected by PCR Detected by RLB Detected by PCR Detected by RLB Detected by PCR
Aegean (863/160) 311/863 226/863 353/863 511/863 61/160 95/160 0/160 24/160
Mediterranean (350/32) 129/350 99/350 125/350 171/350 21/32 22/32 1/32 6/32
Central Anatolia (332/12) 130/332 95/332 141/332 217/332 0/12 0/12 0/12 0/12
Eastern Anatolia (32/0) 11/32 3/32 16/32 28/32 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0
Southeastern Anatolia (150/48) 75/150 57/150 58/150 72/150 36/48 34/48 7/48 2/48
Total 656/1727 480/1727 693/1727 1001/1727 118/252 151/252 8/252 32/252
Percentage 33.1 24.3 35 50.6 6 7.7 0.4 1.6
  1. aStatistically significant difference (P < 0.0001) between sheep and goats in terms of single and mixed infections detected by RLB and PCR
  2. bTotal number of samples collected from each species