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Table 6b

Individual and summary statistics of pre-patent periods (in days) for cats (group 2).

Animal ID
Canine strain Feline strain
5A2 F40 35 40
5CA 06E 70 27
869 F1E 54 35
n 3 3
Mean 53.0 34.0
SD 17.52 6.56
CV % 33.1 19.3
GeoMean 51.0 33.6
Median 54.0 35.0
Minimum 35 27
Maximum 70 40

p=0.1534 (no significant difference between canine and feline genotypes) The prepatent period is defined as the number of days from first flea infestation to the first PCR+ test in faeces. Group 2: Cats were infected with the canine and feline D. caninum genotypes by means of topical infestation of infected C. felis fleas.

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