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Table 5 Small mammals trapped at recreational areas of Leipzig during 2010 and 2011: PCR results of the investigations for Babesia spp. and Anaplasma phagocytophilum and their tick infestation a

From: Babesia spp. and Anaplasma phagocytophilum in questing ticks, ticks parasitizing rodents and the parasitized rodents – Analyzing the host-pathogen-vector interface in a metropolitan area

   No. Positive for No. with (%)
Small mammalian species No. Ap Ba ticks Ir Dr
Yellow-necked mouse 32    22 (68.8) 22 (68.8) 1 (3.1)
Striped field mouse 3   1Bm (Ki, Tr; site H) 2 (66.7) 2 (66.7)  
Bank vole 36 2 (2 Tr, 1 Ki; site E) 1 Hep (Tr; site E) 21 (58.3) 17 (47.2) 13 (36.1)
European water vole 3    2 (66.7) 2 (66.7)  
Common mole 1   1 B. sp. EU1 (Tr; site*) 1 (100.0) 1 (100.0)  
Greater white-toothed shrew 4    2 (50.0) 2 (50.0)  
Common shrew 1   1 Sar (Tr; site E)    
Total 80 2 2 b 50 46 14
  1. Ba, Babesia spp.; Ap, Anaplasma phagocytophilum; Ir, Ixodes ricinus; Dr, Dermacentor reticulatus; Bm, Babesia microti; B. sp. EU1, Babesia sp. EU1; Hep, Hepatozoon; Sar, Sarcocystis; Ki, kidney; Tr, transsudate.
  2. aonly I. ricinus and D. reticulatus are shown; b2 positive for Babesia, but altogether 4 positive in the PCR.