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Table 2 the distribution of DAT and PCR tests for the detection of VL positive participants and the different methods used for the collection of sandflies in the study villages

From: Identifying asymptomatic Leishmania infections in non-endemic villages in Gedaref state, Sudan

  Villages Total P value
Abukishma Algadamblia Aljabal Algadamblia Tirfa Abualnaja
DAT and PCR results
 No. positive for DATa (%) 2 (40.0%) 1 (20.0%) 2 (40.0%) 0 (0.0%) 5 (5.3%) 0.714
 No. positive for PCR (%) 19 (54.3%) 2 (5.7%) 7 (20.0%) 7 (20.0%) 35 (36.8%)
 No. examined (%) 52 (54.7%) 3 (3.2%) 15 (15.8%) 25 (26.3%) 95 (100%)
Distribution of sandflies
 No. (%) caught using PSC 23 (42.6%) 14 (25.9%) 7 (13.0%) 10 (18.5%) 54 (24.5%) 0.006
 No. (%) caught using sticky traps 51 (54.8%) 9 (9.7%) 2 (2.2%) 31 (33.3%) 93 (42.3%)
 No. (%) caught using CDC light traps 31 (42.5%) 13 (17.8%) 12 (16.4%) 17 (23.3%) 73 (33.2%)
 No. (%) of flies caught 105 (47.7%) 36 (16.4%) 21 (9.5%) 58 (26.4%) 220 (100%)
  1. aTiters were 1:100, 1:200, 1:400, 1:800, 1:1600, 1:3200, 1:6400, 1:12,800, 1:25,600, 1:51,200, and 1:102,400. A titer of ≤ 1:800 was considered negative, a titer of 1:1600 was considered as borderline, and a titer of ≥ 1:3200 was considered positive