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Table 3 Tick species and rate of infection with Rickettsia spp. per stage of development

From: Spotted fever Rickettsia species in Hyalomma and Ixodes ticks infesting migratory birds in the European Mediterranean area

Tick species Ticks stage No. infected with R. aeschlimannii No. infected with R. africae No. infected with Rickettsia sp. No. infected ticks (total number ticks)
Hyalomma marginatum s.l. Larva 73 11 71 81 (189*)
  Nymph 227  ± 1** 4 92 240 ± 1** (459)
Hyalomma rufipes Larva    13 1 (2)
  Nymph 7    7 (7)
Hyalomma marginatum s.s. Nymph 1    1 (1)
Ixodes frontalis Larva     0 (4)
  Nymph 4   14 5 (15)
  Adult (female)    15 1 (4)
Ixodes spp. Larva     0 (3)
  Nymph     0 (1)
Amblyomma sp. Nymph     0 (1)
Haemaphysalis sp. Nymph 1   16 2 (2)
Rhipicephalus sp. Nymph     0 (2)
Unidentifiable species Unididentifable stage stage 5 1 97 15 (44)
Total   318 ± 1 6 29 353 ± 1 (734)
  1. *One larva was pooled with one nymph, **One pool consisted of two nymphs and one larva. 1. One Rickettsia sp. (84751) and six probable R. aeschlimannii, 2. Two Rickettsia sp. (84748 and 84607) and seven probable R. aeschlimannii 3. One Rickettsia sp. (84609), 4. One possible R. monacensis (113618), 5. One Rickettsia sp. (84154) 6. One Rickettsia sp. (84594), 7. Two probable R. africae and seven probable R. aeschlimannii.