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Table 2 Sample size by host species and Bio-region studied, apparent prevalence obtained, and Brucella culture results in Iberian wild ungulate species.

From: Spatial distribution and risk factors of Brucellosis in Iberian wild ungulates

Common name Latin name Serum samples by region Mean prevalence (95% CI) Samples submitted for culture Nr. of isolates (species and biovar)
   1 2 3 4 5 Total    
Barbary sheep Ammotragus lervia 0 0 8 0 0 8 0 (0-36) 0  
Mouflon Ovis aries 0 0 75 0 0 75 0 (0-5) 0  
Iberian wild goat 1 Capra pyrenaica 0 41 2 1042 1 1086 0.1 (0-0.6) 12 1 (B. melitensis biovar 1)
Chamois 3 Rupicapra pyrenaica 57 1353 0 0 0 1410 0.8 (0.4-1.4) 11  
Roe deer Capreolus capreolus 77 152 5 9 42 285 0 (0-1) 0  
Fallow deer Dama dama 92 107 47 32 64 342 0 (0-1) 0  
Red deer Cervus elaphus 452 1591 2378 932 468 5821 0.4 (0.3-0.6) 814 1 (B. abortus biovar 1)
Wild boar Sus scrofa 658 1920 1499 132 245 4454 33 (31.6-34.4) 5895 104 (B. suis biovar 2)
TOTAL   1336 5164 4014 2147 820 13481   682 106
  1. 1 Includes mainly the Mediterranean subspecies Capra pyrenaica hispanica. 2 All animals were sampled randomly during hunting or at game farms but for the ibex tissues submitted for culture, which came from a clinical case with suspected brucellosis. 3 Cantabrian chamois (Rupicapra pyrenaica parva) in Bio-region 1 and Pyrenean chamois (R. p. pyrenaica) in Bio-region 2. 4 Thirty-one out of these 81 samples came from iELISA-positive animals and 50 from iELISA-negative ones. 5 A total of 539 out of these 589 samples were from iELISA-positive animals and 50 from iELISA-negative ones.