Skip to main content

Table 3 Pathogens and their prevalence (P) detected in 193 adult Ixodes ricinus from 2006 to 2008 in north-eastern Italy, permanent and temporary sites positives and year of detection.

From: Occurrence and identification of risk areas of Ixodes ricinus-borne pathogens: a cost-effectiveness analysis in north-eastern Italy

Pathogens [accession numbers] pos.
ticks
P perm.
sites
n = 5
temp.
sites
n = 26
year of detection
      2006 2007 2008
      n = 43 n = 83 n = 67
Borrelia burgdorferi s.l. 34 17.6%      
   B. valaisiana [GU581273] 12 6.2% 2 3 x x x
   B. afzelii [GU581269, GU581270] 10 5.2% 2 2 x x x
   B. garinii [GU581274-GU581277] 8 4.1% 1 3 x x -
   B. burgdorferi s.s. [GU581271, GU581272] 6 3.1% 2 3 x x x
Rickettsia helvetica* [JQ669952, JQ669953] 25 13.1% 4 5 x x x
Ca. Neoehrlichia mikurensis* [JQ669946] 20 10.5% 3 3 x x x
R. monacensis* [JQ669950, JQ669951] 7 3.7% - 3 x - -
TBE flavivirus [JQ669945] 4 2.1% 1 - - x -
Anaplasma phagocytophilum [JQ669947,
JQ669948, JQ669949]
3 1.5% 2 1 - x -
Bartonella spp. 2 1.0% 2 - - x -
Babesia EU1 (B. venatorum)* [JQ669954] 1 0.5% 1 - - - x
Total 77 39.9% 5 9    
  1. GenBank accession numbers are also reported.
  2. * adult tested 191