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Table 2 Detection of Borrelia infection in various stages of I. granulatus ticks collected from four townships of Kinmen Island by PCR assay targeting the 5S ( rrf )-23S ( rrl ) intergenic spacer gene of B. burgdorferi sensu lato

From: Prevalence and molecular identification of Borrelia spirochetes in Ixodes granulatus ticks collected from Rattus losea on Kinmen Island of Taiwan

Township Stage of ticka Total No. infected/No. tested (%)
  Male Female Nymph  
No. infected/No. tested (%) No. infected/No. tested (%) No. infected/No. tested (%)
Kin-Hu 6/14 (42.9) 40/65 (61.5) 19/46 (41.3) 65/125 (52.0)
Kin-Sha 3/9 (33.3) 25/57 (43.9) 19/36 (52.8) 47/102 (46.1)
Kin-Ning 0/0 (0.0) 1/3 (33.3) 0/5 (0.0) 1/8 (12.5)
Kin-Cheng 0/2 (0.0) 3/6 (50.0) 7/18 (38.9) 10/26 (38.5)
Total 9/25 (36.0) 69/131 (52.7) 45/105 (42.9) 123/261 (47.1)
  1. aAll I. granulatus ticks were removed from the rodent host of Rattus losea.