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Table 1 Characteristic features of whole blood, serum and amniotic fluid samples from wild animals of the Serengeti Ecosystem (n = 189)

From: Circulating Brucella species in wild animals of the Serengeti ecosystem, Tanzania

Variable Categories Number of samples tested (%) Positive (qPCR) Percentage positive
Sex Female 183 (96.8) 20 11.0
Male 6 (3.2) 2 33.3
Age (group) Adult 186 (98.4) 20 10.8
Sub-adult 3 (1.6) 2 66.7
Location Serengeti 115 (60.9) 15 13.0
Ngorongoro 74 (39.2) 7 9.5
Species Buffalo 46 (24.3) 7 15.2
Wildebeest 80 (42.3) 3 3.8
Zebra 25 (13.2) 1 4.0
Lion 19 (10.1) 7 36.8
Baboon 5 (2.7) 0 0.0
Impala 10 (5.3) 3 30.0
Hyena 4 (2.1) 1 25.0
Sample type Whole blood 170 (90.0) 19 11.1
Serum 8 (4.2) 1 14.3
Amniotic fluid 11(5.8) 2 18.2
  1. This data stems from a study conducted between 2000 and 2017 in the Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Conservation area