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Table 1 PCR results for detection of DNA of Candidatus Neoehrlichia mikurensis in 91 small mammals from recreational areas in Leipzig (2010–2011)

From: Candidatus Neoehrlichia mikurensis in rodents in an area with sympatric existence of the hard ticks Ixodes ricinus and Dermacentor reticulatus, Germany

    Blood Transudate Spleen Kidney Liver Skin
Small mammalian species Total number of animals Pos, anya Pos Total (%) Pos Total (%) Pos Total (%) Pos Total (%) Pos Total (%) Pos Total (%)
Apodemus flavicollis Yellow-necked mouse 37 24 12 18 (66.6) 20 37 (54.1) 23 37 (62.2) 23 36 (63.9) 16 36 (44.4) 0 37 (0)
Apodemus agrarius Striped field mouse 3 1 0 1 (0) 0 3 (0) 1 3 (33.3) 1 3 (33.3) 0 3 (0) 0 3 (0)
Myodes glareolus Bank vole 42 23 7 21 (33.3) 19 42 (45.2) 22 42 (52.4) 21 41 (51.2) 18 42 (42.9) 1 42 (2.0)
Arvicola amphibius European water vole 3 0 n.a. 0 3 (0) 0 3 (0) 0 3 (0) 0 3 (0) 0 3 (0)
Talpa europaea Common mole 1 0 n.a. 0 1 (0) 0 1 (0) 0 1 (0) 0 1 (0) 0 1 (0)
Crocidura russula Greater white-toothed shrew 4 0 n.a. 0 4 (0) 0 3 (0) 0 4 (0) 0 4 (0) 0 4 (0)
Sorex araneus Common shrew 1 0 n.a. 0 1 (0) 0 1 (0) 0 1 (0) 0 1 (0) 0 1 (0)
Total 91 48 19 40 (47.5) 39 91 (42.9) 46 90 (51.1) 45 89 (50.6) 34 90 (37.8) 1 91 (1.1)
  1. a positive in any organ; pos., positive; n.a., not available.