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Table 3 Ticks screened and tested positive for the detection of apicomplexan (i.e. Theileria annulata) DNA

From: First report of Theileria annulata in Nigeria: Findings from cattle ticks in Zamfara and Sokoto States

Tick species Zamfara Sokoto
Proportion of screened ticks/total (percentage) Proportion of positive ticks for Theileria annulata
(Prevalence)
Proportion of screened ticks/total (percentage) Proportion of positive ticks for Theileria annulate (prevalence)
H. rufipes 32/183 (17%) 1/32 (3.1%) 5/8 (62.5%) 2/5 (40%)
H. truncatum 7/18 (38 .9%) 0/7 (0%) 6/27 (22.2%) 3/6 (50%)
H. impeltatum 5/14 (35.7%) 0/5 (0%) 38/93 (40.9%) 11/38 (28.9%)
H. impressum 2/9 (22.2%) 0/2 (0%) 7/15 (46.7%) 1/7 (14.3%)
A. variegatum 3/7 (42.9%) 0/3 (0%) 0
H. dromedarii 2/6 (33.3%) 1/2 (50%) 49/111 (44.14%) 12/49 (24.5%)
H. marginatum 1/1 (100%) 0/1 (0%) 0
H. turanicum 1/1 (100%) 0/1 (0%) 0
Rh. (Bo.) decoloratus 1/1 (100%) 0/1 (0%) 0
Total 54/240 (22.5%) 2/54 (3.7%)a 105/254 (41.3%) 29/105 (27.6%)a
  1. aStatistically significant difference (P < 0.001) between infection rates