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Table 2 Feline 28S rDNA PCR results according to tick feeding status

From: Anaplasma phagocytophilum, Bartonella spp., haemoplasma species and Hepatozoon spp. in ticks infesting cats: a large-scale survey

Tick feeding status Positive PCR result (%) Negative PCR result (%) Total
Fully fed 102 (83.6) 20 (16.4) 122
Partially fed 340 (91.4) 32 (8.6) 372
Unfed 33 (71.7) 13 (28.3) 46