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Table 1 Distribution of B. burgdorferi sl infections in 1000 I. ricinus ticks collected in the city of Hannover

From: Establishment of a minor groove binder-probe based quantitative real time PCR to detect Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato and differentiation of Borrelia spielmanii by osp A-specific conventional PCR

  Larvae (% pos.) Nymphs (% pos.) Males (% pos.) Females (% pos.) Total adults (% pos.) % Positives
No. 60 507 229 204 433  
DFM + 0 11 (2.2) 38 (16.6) 25 (12.3) 63 (14.5) 7.4
qPCR + 1 (1.7) 92 (18.1) 75 (32.8) 75 (37.8) 150 (34.6) 24.3
qPCR ?* 1 4 0 3 3  
  1. *: Duplicates tested three times in qPCR with each time one positive and one negative sample.