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Table 4 Combined results of the serological analyses performed to assess the exposure of kennelled dogs to Phlebotomus perniciosus at the beginning and end of the sand fly season

From: Monitoring Leishmania infection and exposure to Phlebotomus perniciosus using minimal and non-invasive canine samples

Salivary gland antigenSand fly season (n = 208)
rSP03BrSP03B + rSP01SGHStart, n (%)End, n (%)
29 (13.9)10 (4.8)
+5 (2.4)5 (2.4)
+16 (7.7)6 (2.9)
+0 (0)2 (1.0)
++29 (13.9)9 (4.3)
++0 (0)1 (0.5)
++8 (3.8)8 (3.8)
+++121 (58.2)167 (80.3)
  1. Abbreviations: rSP03B, 43 KDa yellow-related protein; rSP03B + rSP01, rSP03B and 35.5 kDa apyrase; SGH, salivary gland homogenate