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Table 4 Comparison of Ehrlichia canis strains prevalence in single infections and co-infections with Rickettsia massiliae

From: Low genetic diversity of Ehrlichia canis associated with high co-infection rates in Rhipicephalus sanguineus (s.l.)

E. canis strain Single infection n (%) Co-infection n (%) Total n Chi-square analysis
Regional combinations
Kasur 6 (43) 8 (57) 14 Kasur vs Muzaffargarh χ2 = 45.2, P < 0.0001
Muzaffargarh 1 (3) 38 (97) 39 Kasur vs Rawalpindi χ2 = 5.1, P = 0.07
Rawalpindi 23 (59) 16 (41) 39 Muzaffargarh vs Rawalpindi χ2 = 73.3, P < 0.0001