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Table 3 Number of dogs tested positive for vector-borne infections after time between import and presentation in the clinic

From: Retrospective evaluation of vector-borne infections in dogs imported from the Mediterranean region and southeastern Europe (2007–2015)

Period Positive/total (%) E. canis A. platys L. infantum Babesia spp. H. canis Dirofilaria spp. Multiple infections
No data 22/67 (33) 6 8 4 1 1 2
0–2 months 26/50 (52) 8 1 6 2 1 1 7
2–6 months 10/33 (30) 2 1 1 1 5
6–12 months 16/44 (36) 3 5 1 1 6
1–5 years 39/98 (40) 8 22 1 2 6
5–7 years 6/18 (33) 3 3
> 7 years 3/35 (9) 1 1 1
Total 122/345 (35) 31 1 46 9 2 6 27