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Table 6 Pathogen prevalence according to the initial screening (all adults) and different sampling strategies (A, B, C) and prevalence difference among each strategy compared to the initial screening (Δ)

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

    Strategy A Strategy B Strategy C
Pathogens all adults
n = 193
female ticks
all year
n = 95
Δ all ticks
April-June
n = 127
Δ female ticks
April-June
n = 67
Δ
  pos % pos % % pos % % pos % %
B. burgdorferi s.l. 34 17.6 23 24.2 6.6 19 15.0 2.6 14 20.9 3.3
   B. valaisiana 12 6.2 6 6.3 0.1 6 4.7 -1.5 4 6.0 -0.2
   B. afzelii 10 5.2 7 7.4 2.2 4 3.1 -2.0 2 3.0 -2.2
   B. garinii 8 4.1 7 7.4 3.2 7 5.5 1.4 6 9.0 4.1
   B. burgdorferi s.s. 6 3.1 5 5.3 2.2 4 3.1 0.0 4 6.0 2.9
R. helvetica 25 13.1 18 19.1 6.1 20 15.7 2.7 14 21.2 8.1
Ca. N. mikurensis 20 10.5 8 8.5 -2.0 11 8.7 -1.8 5 7.6 -2.0
R. monacensis 7 3.7 3 3.2 -0.5 2 1.6 -2.1 1 1.5 -2.2
TBEv 4 2.1 4 4.2 2.1 4 3.1 1.1 4 6.0 3.9
A. phagocytophilum 3 1.6 3 3.2 1.6 3 2.4 0.8 3 4.5 2.9
Bartonella spp. 2 1.0 0 0.0 -1.0 2 1.6 0.5 0 0.0 -1.0
Babesia EU1 1 0.5 0 0.0 -0.5 1 0.8 0.3 0 0.0 -0.5
Total 77 39.9 44 46.3 6.4 50 39.4 -0.5 31 46.3 6.4