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Table 1 Flea vector species and their PCR results

From: Molecular epidemiological investigations of plague in Eastern Province of Zambia

District Host/source of fleas Host sampled (n) Fleas collected Species of fleas collected SFI No. of PCR positive
Nyimba Rodents 120 15 Xenopsylla cheopis 0.12 3
Shrews 17 0
Pigs 2 3 Ctenocephalides canis 1.5 0
Pigs 9 7 Echidnophaga gallinacea 0.8 4
Goats 83 16 Ctenocephalides canis 0.19 5
Sinda Pigs 121 382 Echidnophaga gallinacea 3.2 0
Pigs 124 1064 Echidnophaga larina 8.6 0
Goats 232 0
Sheep 31 0
Rodents 96 7 Xenopsylla cheopis 0.07 0
Shrews 10 0
  Total 845 1494    12