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Table 1 PCR testing for sibling species of the Anopheles funestus group and detection of Plasmodium falciparum and Wuchereria bancrofti infection

From: Sibling species of the Anopheles funestus group, and their infection with malaria and lymphatic filarial parasites, in archived and newly collected specimens from northeastern Tanzania

Collection village Sampling period No. included in test PCR test for No. positive PCR test# No. (%) positive PCR tests according to sibling species
An. funestus ss An. parensis An. rivulorum An. leesoni
Kirare 2005-2007* 181 Sibling species 162 161 (99.4) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 1 (0.6)
    P. falciparum 0 0 (0.0) - - 0 (0.0)
    W. bancrofti 24 24 (14.9) - - 0 (0.0)
Kirare 2008-2012* 276 Sibling species 259 240 (92.7) 13 (5.0) 4 (1.6) 2 (0.8)
P. falciparum 0 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0)
W. bancrofti 18 15 (6.3) 1 (7.7) 1 (25.0) 1 (50.0)
Zeneti 2014** 460 Sibling species 459 428 (93.2) 13 (2.8) 13 (2.8) 5 (1.1)
P. falciparum 42 42 (9.8) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0)
W. bancrofti 3 3 (0.7) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0)
Kwakibuyu 2014** 116 Sibling species 116 111 (95.7) 2 (1.7) 2 (1.7) 1 (0.9)
P. falciparum 6 6 (5.4) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0)
W. bancrofti 0 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0)
  1. *) Archived specimens.
  2. **) Newly collected specimens.
  3. #) Only those identified to sibling species were tested for infection.