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Table 1 Number of dogs sampled, seroprevalence of Anaplasma spp. and Ehrlichia spp. and prevalence of Dirofilaria immitis antigen as determined by rapid ELISA, at the different sampling locations in Nicaragua

From: Seroprevalence and current infections of canine vector-borne diseases in Nicaragua

City Geographical region No. of dogs sampled Seroprevalence of Anaplasma spp. Seroprevalence of Ehrlichia spp. Seroprevalence of Borrelia burgdorferi (s.l.) Prevalence of D. immitis Prevalence of tick infestation
Corinto Pacific coast 24 6/24 (25.0%) 11/24 (45.8%) 0 0 5/24 (20.8%)
León Pacific lowlands 55 22/55 (40.0%) 46/55 (83.6%) 0 6/55 (10.9%) 40/55 (72.7%)
Chinandega Pacific lowlands 31 8/31 (25.8%) 16/31 (51.6%) 0 0 14/31 (45.2%)
Managua Pacific lowlands 83 38/83 (45.8%) 70/83 (84.3%) 0 0 36/83 (43.4%)
Masaya Pacific lowlands 36 4/36 (11.1%) 19/36 (52.8%) 0 0 14/36 (38.9%)
Jinotega Central highlands 50 8/50 (16.0%) 13/50 (26.0%) 0 0 23/50 (46.0%)
Juigalpa Central highlands 50 8/50 (16.0%) 32/50 (64.0%) 0 0 27/50 (54.0%)
Total   329 94/329 (28.6%) 207/329 (62.9%) 0/329 (0.0%) 6/329 (1.8%) 159/329 (48.3%)