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Table 2 Infection rates with Candidatus Neoehrlichia mikurensis in questing Ixodes ricinus ticks from recreational areas in Bavaria, the Saarland and in and around the city of Leipzig, Saxony

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

Region   Female Male Nymph Total
  Pos Total (%) Pos Total (%) Pos Total (%)a Pos Total (%)a
Leipzig   67 212 (31.6) 52 219 (23.7) 20-28 108 (18.5-25.9) 139-147 539 (25.8-27.3)
  Site             
  E 7 45 (15.6) 8 56 (14.3) 3 6 (50) 18 107 (16.8)
  F 2 6 (33.3) 1 4 (25.0) 1-5 10 (10–50) 4-9 20 (20.0-45.0)
  G 0 6 (0) 0 2 (0) 0 13 (0) 0 21 (0)
  H 35 74 (47.3) 18 53 (34.0) 10-14 45 (22.2-31.1) 63-67 172 (36.6-39.0)
  I 23 81 (28.4) 25 104 (24.0) 6 34 (17.6) 54 219 (24.7)
Bavaria   5 42 (11.9) 5 58 (8.6) 1 28 (3.6) 11 128 (8.6)
Saarland   17 43 (39.5) 18 36 (50.0) 4-12 36 (11.1-33.3) 39-47 115 (33.9-40.1)
All regions   89 297 (29.7) 75 313 (24.0) 25-44 172 (14.5-25.6) 189-208 782 (24.2-26.6)
  1. a cannot be exactly provided due to varying numbers (up to 5) of nymphs in the pools; The range of infection rate is the minimal and maximal infection rate (MinIR, MaxIR), assuming that either only one or all of the nymphs in a pool were positive.
  2. pos = positive.