Table 1.

Detection of antibodies to MPB83 in plasma of goats infected or not with M. caprae

GroupGoatResult at wk postinfectiona
02468101214
Infected572+
605++++
571+++
567++
607+++
563++++
597+++++
568+++
562+++
565+++++
577++++++
Noninfected162
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  • a ELISA results at different time points postinfection (week 0 represents the day of infection) are expressed according to the cutoff described in the text as positive (+) or negative (−). The goats were subjected to a SICCT test 13 days before the blood sampling at 14 weeks p.i.