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Table 2 Detailed description of serology and PCR results with regards to different parameters in 110 dogs.

From: A canine leishmaniasis pilot survey in an emerging focus of visceral leishmaniasis: Posadas (Misiones, Argentina)

   Sero-pos* Parasite-pos** Infected***
Origin Owner (N = 27) 14 (51.8%) 14 (51.8%) 18 (66.7%)
  Canine shelter (N = 83) 34 (40.9%) 38 (45.8%) 45 (54.2%)
Sex Male (N = 66) 30 (45.4%) 32 (48.5%) 40 (60.6%)
  Female (N = 44) 18 (40.9%) 20 (45.4%) 23 (52.3%)
Breed Defined breed (N = 27) 16 (59.2%) 11 (40.7%) 16 (59.2%)
  Mongrel (N = 83) 32 (38.5%) 41 (49.4%) 47 (56.6%)
Age Group Group 1 (N = 23) 12 (52.2%) 12 (52.2%) 15 (65.2%)
  Group 2 (N = 55) 24 (43.6%) 29 (52.7%) 34 (61.8%)
  Group 3 (N = 18) 5 (27.8%) 7 (38.9%) 7 (38.9%)
  Group 4 (N = 14) 7 (50.0%) 4 (28.6%) 7 (50.0%)
Clinical status Symptomatic (N = 76) 39 (51.3%) 42 (55.3%) 50 (65.8%)
  Asymptomatic (N = 34) 9 (26.5%) 10 (29.4%) 13 (38.2%)
Total (N = 110) 48 (43.6%) 52 (47.3%) 63 (57.3%)
  1. *Sero-pos: seropositive by rK39-ICT and/or IFAT. **Parasite-pos: LnPCR positive on PB and/or LN samples. ***Infected: Sero-pos and/or Parasite-pos.