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Table 6 Small mammals trapped at recreational areas of Leipzig during 2010 and 2011: detailed results of their tick infestation and results of the PCR screening of the ticks for Babesia spp. and Anaplasma phagocytophilum *

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. with infestation
   [median no. of ticks (range)]
   larvae nymphs
Small mammalian species No. Ir It Ix Dr unid . Ir Ap -positive Ba -positive Dr Derm. unid .
Yellow-necked mouse 32 21 [2 (1–16)]   4 [2 (1–2)]   1 [1 (1)] 8 [1 (1–17)] 1 (I) 1 B. sp. EU1 (eng; site H) 1 [1 (1)]   1 [1 (1)]
Striped field mouse 3 2 [6.5 (1–12)]   1 [1 (1)]    1 [5 (5)]      
Bank vole 36 17 [3 (1–13)] 1 [1 (1)] 2 [1.5 (1–2)] 1 [5 ( 5)]   6 [1 (1–2)] 1 (E) 1 B. sp. EU1 (uneng; site I) 13 [7 (1–22)] 1 [1 (1)]  
European water vole 3       2 [1.5 (1–2)]      
Common mole 1 1 [4 (4)]           
Greater white-toothed shrew 4 2 [5.5 (2–9)]      1 [1 (1)]      
Common shrew 1            
Total 80 43 1 7 1   18 2 2 14 1 1
  1. Ba, Babesia spp.; B.sp. EU1, Babesia sp. EU1; Ap, Anaplasma phagocytophilum; Ir, Ixodes ricinus; It, Ixodes trianguliceps; Ix, Ixodes spp.; unid., unidentified species; Dr, Dermacentor reticulatus; Derm., Dermacentor spp.; eng, engorged; uneng, unengorged.
  2. *All Ixodes-ticks (larvae and nymphs) were screened for Babesia sp. and Anaplasma phagocytophilum, all Dermacentor-ticks (larvae and nymphs) for Babesia spp., however, in this table only the positive results are shown.