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Table 1 Prevalence of Candidatus N. mikurensis (CNM) and A. phagocytophilum (AP) in I. ricinus ticks from sampling sites in Slovakia, the Czech Republic and Austria

From: Candidatus Neoehrlichia mikurensis and its co-circulation with Anaplasma phagocytophilum in Ixodes ricinus ticks across ecologically different habitats of Central Europe

  Geographical coordinates Number of ticks tested* Ca. N. mikurensis positive (%) A. phagocytophilum positive (%) Habitat type and altitude
Bratislava (SK) 48°10′N 17°04′E 378/248 4 (1.1) 10 (4) Oak-beech, suburban and urban forests
Senec (SK) 48°16′N 17°21′E 97 6 (6.2) 1 (1) Native fragmented, dry oak forest
Malacky (SK) 48°26′N 17°01′E 93/101 2 (2.2) 4 (4) Urban park with maples, oak hornbeam
Záhorská Ves (SK) 48°22′N 16°53′E 121 14 (11.6) 5 (4.1) Farmland and pine lowland forest
Martinské hole (SK) 49°05′N 18°51′E 219 7 (3.2) 6 (2.7) Mountain spruce forest
Košice (SK) 48°44′N 21°16′E 224 6 (2.7) 10 (4.5) Oak-hornbeam urban forest
Bardejov (SK) 49°19′N 21°16′E 179 8 (4.5) 3 (1.7) Oak, beech, maple, birch suburban
Dvur Kralove (CZ) 50°25′N 15°48′E 138 3 (2.2) 8 (5.8) Mixed and pine suburban forest
Austria total   86 19 (22.1) 6 (7.0)  
 Innsbruck (AT) 47°17′N 11°26′E 26 5 (19.2) 3 (11.5) Mountain fir forest
 Kundl (AT) 47°28′N 11°60′E 51 12 (23.5) 3 (5.9) Beech-fir forest
 Radlach (AT) 46°45′N 13°15′E 9 2 (22.2) 0 (0) Alder and ash forest
Total   1535/1413 69 (4.5) 53 (3.8)  
  1. *If different numbers of ticks were analyzed for the presence of CNM and AP, two values (CNM/AP) are shown for the site (for Bratislava, 130 larvae were included in analysis for the presence of NM, but they were excluded in analysis for the presence of AP; for Malacky, not all ticks tested for CNM were tested for the presence of AP due to the lack of DNA.