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Table 1 Number of seropositive and tested individuals (prevalence) for Toxoplasma gondii, Neospora caninum and Besnoitia besnoiti

From: Species-specific differences in Toxoplasma gondii, Neospora caninum and Besnoitia besnoiti seroprevalence in Namibian wildlife

SpeciesNo. positive for T. gondiiNo. positive for N. caninumNo. positive for B. besnoiti
ELISA
n/N (%)
Seroprevalence after IB confirmation
n/N (%)
ELISA
n/N (%)
Seroprevalence after IB confirmation
n/N (%)
ELISA
n/N (%)
Seroprevalence after IB confirmation
n/N (%)
Feliformia
 African lion55/59 (93.2)55/59 (93.2)0/59 (0)0/59 (0)11/59 (18.6)2/59 (3.4)
 Brown hyena12/13 (92.3)12/13 (92.3)2/13 (15.4)2/13 (15.4)0/13 (0)0/13 (0)
 Caracal10/15 (66.7)10/15 (66.7)1/15 (6.7)0/15 (0)0/15 (0)0/15 (0)
 Cheetah131/250 (52.4)131/250 (52.4)17/250 (6.8)0/250 (0)1/250 (0.4)0/250 (0)
 Leopard47/58 (81.0)47/58 (81.0)0/58 (0)0/58 (0)4/58 (6.9)0/58 (0)
 Spotted hyena10/11 (90.9)10/11 (90.9)1/11 (11.1)0/11 (0)5/11 (45.5)0/11 (0)
Caniformia
 African wild dog5/7 (71.4)4/7 (57.1)0/7 (43.6)0/7 (0)0/7 (0)0/7 (0)
 Bat-eared fox1/4 (25)0/4 (0)0/4 (0)0/4 (0)0/4 (0)0/4 (0)
 Black-backed jackal26/39 (66.7)26/39 (66.7)3/39 (7.7)1/39 (2.6)3/39 (7.7)0/39 (0)
 Honey badger7/10 (70)6/10 (60.0)0/10 (0)0/10 (0)0/10 (0)0/10 (0)
Ruminantia
 Blue wildebeest2/20 (10.0)2/20 (10.0)1/20 (0.05)0/20 (0)4/20 (20.0)4/20 (20.0)
 Springbok0/20 (0)0/20 (0)1/20 (0.05)0/20 (0)0/20 (0)0/20 (0)
  1. Notes: Samples were tested with ELISA and confirmed by IB. Percentage of seropositive results are shown in parentheses
  2. Abbreviations: n, number of seropositive individuals; N, number of tested individuals; IB, immunoblot