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Table 5 Infectivity rate and transmission potential of Simulium exiguum (s.l.) by PCR in Naiciona, Colombia, 2001–2010

From: Elimination of onchocerciasis from Colombia: first proof of concept of river blindness elimination in the world

Year No. of flies examined Biting rate (95% CI) Infectivity rate (%) (95% CI) Transmission potential (95% CI)
2001 5,565 73,958 (67,897–80,543) 0.017 (0.0005–0.095) 12.6 (0.3–71.7)
2004 13,115 22,919 (21,068–24,921) 0.0095 (0.0029–0.049) 2.2 (0.07–11.2)
2010 13,481 20,983 (19,391–22,696) 0 (0–0.014) 0 (0–2.9)
  1. Abbreviation: 95% CI 95% confidence interval