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Table 2 Prevalence of infections with the investigated FeVBPs determined by serology and PCR among the 286 cats

From: Emerging feline vector-borne pathogens in Italy

Pathogen No. of seropositive cats (%) [95% CI] No. of PCR-positive cats (%) [95% CI]
Single infections 52 (18.18) [13.71–22.65] 45 (15.73) [11.51–19.95]a,b
 Leishmania infantum 26 (9.09) [5.76–12.42] 0 (0)a; 45 (15.73) [11.51–19.95]b
 Rickettsia conorii 10 (3.49) [1.37–5.63] 0 (0)a
 Rickettsia felis 16 (5.59) [2.93–8.26] 0 (0)a
 Cytauxzoon spp. nt 0 (0)a
 Babesia spp. 0 (0) 0 (0)a
Co-infections 10 (3.5) [1.37–5.63] 0 (0)a,b
 Leishmania infantum+Rickettsia conorii 3 (1.05) [0–2.23] 0 (0)a
 Leishmania infantum+Rickettsia felis 2 (0.7) [0–1.67] 0 (0)a
 Rickettsia conorii+Rickettsia felis 5 (1.75) [0.23–3.27] 0 (0)a
Total 62 (21.67) [16.9–26.45] 45 (15.73) [11.51–19.95]a,b
  1. aPCR performed on buffy coat
  2. bPCR performed on conjunctival swab
  3. Abbreviation: nt, not tested