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Table 2 Periods of detection of E. ruminantium DNA and antibodies in lambs at various age levels sampled in Kerr Seringe

From: Longitudinal monitoring of Ehrlichia ruminantium infection in Gambian lambs and kids by pCS20 PCR and MAP1-B ELISA

Animal No. 1Sp. 2Period DNA detected (PCR) Period antibodies detected (MAP1-B) Status 5 AV
   1 2 3 4 5 6 7 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Survived  
1301 L - - - - + nd + + + + - - - - Survived 0
1302 L - - - - + nd + + + + - - - - Survived  
1303 L - - + - + nd - + + + - - - - Survived 0
1304 L - - - - - nd - + + - - - - - Survived  
1305 L - - + + - nd + + + + - - - - Survived  
1308 L - - - + + nd - + + + + - - - Survived  
1309 L - - + + + nd - + + + - - - - Survived  
1311 L - - + - - nd - + + + + + + + Survived  
1312 L - - - - - nd - + + + + - - - Survived  
1313 L - - + - + nd - + + + - - - - Survived  
1314 L - - - - - nd - + - - - - - - Survived 0
1315 L - + - - - nd - + nd + + - - - Survived  
1316 L - - - - - nd + + - - - - - - Survived  
1318 L - - - nd + nd + + + + - - - - Survived  
1319 L - - - - - nd - + + + + - - - Survived 0
1320 L - - + + + nd + + nd + + - - - Survived  
1322 L - - - nd + nd - + + + + - - - Survived  
1323 L - - - nd + nd - + + + + + + - Survived  
1325 L - - - nd - nd - - - - - - - - Survived  
1327 L - - - - - nd - + + + + - - - Survived  
1328 L - - - nd - nd + + + + + - - - Survived  
1329 L - - - nd - nd - - - - + - - - Survived  
1330 L - - - - nd - nd + + + + - - - Survived  
1331 L - - - - nd - nd + + + + - - nd Survived  
1333 6 L nd +       + +       3D(28) 4hw-G  
1332 L - - -      + + +      D(42*)  
1321 L - - -      + + +      D(42*)  
1306 L - - - -     + + - -     D(77*)  
1317 L - - - nd     + + + +     D(84) hw-G 1 N
  1. Key: 1Sp. = Species; L = lamb; K = kid; 2Age range per level: 1 (0 – 10 days), 2 (11–21 days), 3 (22 – 49 days), 4 (50 – 77 days), 5 (78 – 98 days), 6 (99 – 126), 7 (127 – 162); 3D = died (numbers in parentheses indicate day of death); 4hw-G heartwater confirmed by Giemsa; hw-PCR: heartwater confirmed by pCS20 PCR;
  2. 5 AV: A. variegatum tick counts on selected study animals; N = nymph; A = adult; *mortality due to coccidial and/or clostridial enteritis; 6Animal numbers in bold are cases of mortality