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Table 3 Infection rate and 95% confidence interval (CI) of N. mikurensis, A. phagocytophilum and B. burgdorferi s.l. in I. ricinus ticks from sampling sites in Slovakia

From: Ixodes ricinus abundance and its infection with the tick-borne pathogens in urban and suburban areas of Eastern Slovakia

Site No. of ticks tested N. mikurensis % CI A. phagocytophilum % CI B. burgdorferi s.l. % CI
Northeast- Bardejov 179 8 4.47 (1.95-8.62) 3 1.68 (0.35–4.82) 8 4.47 (1.95–8.62)
1 Smilno 9 1 11.11 (0.28–48.25) 0 0.00 (0.00–33.63) 3 33.33 (7.49–70.07)
2 Tročany 31 2 6.45 (0.79–21.42) 0 0.00 (0.00–11.22) 3 9.68 (2.04–25.75)
3 Raslavice 22 1 4.55 (0.12–22.84) 1 4.55 (0.12–22.84) 1 4.55 (0.12–22.84)
4 Poštárka 75 3 4.00 (0.84–11.25) 2 2.67 (0.32–9.30) 0 0.00 (0.00–4.80)
5 B. kúpele 42 1 2.38 (0.06–12.57) 0 0.00 (0.00–8.41) 1 2.38 (0.06–12.57)
Southeast- Košice 491 8 1.63 (0.71-3.19) 15 3.05 (1.72–4.99) 60 12.22 (9.46–15.45)
6 Adlerova 261 5 1.92 (0.62–4.41) 10 3.83 (1.85–6.93) 47 18.01 (13.5–23.22)
7 Anička 6 0 0.00 (0.00–45.93) 0 0.00 (0.00–45.93) 1 16.67 (0.42–64.12)
8 Botanical garden 79 0 0.00 (0.00–4.56) 0 0.00 (0.00–4.56) 4 5.06 (1.40–12.46)
9 Verejný cintorín 54 0 0.00 (0.00–6.60) 0 0.00 (0.00–6.60) 1 1.85 (0.04–9.89)
10 Jazero 91 3 3.30 (0.69–9.33) 5 5.49 (1.81–12.36) 7 7.69 (3.15–15.21)
Total 670 16 2.39 (1.37–3.85) 18 2.69 (1.60–4.21) 68 10.15 (7.97–12.69)