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Table 1 Results of ELISA serology and PCR in dogs and cats from the animal shelter

From: Leishmania infection in cats and dogs housed together in an animal shelter reveals a higher parasite load in infected dogs despite a greater seroprevalence among cats

Diagnostic assayAnimal statusDogs
n (%)
Cats
n (%)
SerologyPositive22 (36.6)50 (74.6)
Borderline4 (6.6)14 (20.9)
Negative34 (56.6)3 (4.5)
Total6067
PCR (Leishmania ITS1 HRM and kDNA)Positive15 (25.0)11 (16.4)
Negative45 (75.0)56 (83.6)
Total6067
Positive by serology and PCR 11 (18.3)8 (11.9)
Positive by serology and/or PCR 26 (43.3)53 (79.1)