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Table 2 Distribution of B. burgdorferi s.l.-infected ticks (positives/total ticks) at different collection sites in the city of Hanover in 2010

From: Revisited: Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato infections in hard ticks (Ixodes ricinus) in the city of Hanover (Germany)

  Mecklenheide Große Heide Misburger Wald Annateiche Seelhorster Wald Ricklinger Teiche Bornumer Holz Georgen-garten Eilenriede Maschpark
Adults 6/21 9/22 12/35 10/27 20/42 18/46 14/44 19/53 8/36 8/46
(%) (28.6) (40.9) (34.3) (37.0) (47.6) (39.1) (31.8) (35.8) (22.2) (17.4)
q* 0 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0
Adult males 2/12 2/6 7/17 4/16 7/19 11/28 5/21 10/27 6/26 4/24
(%) (16.7) (33.3) (41.2) (25.0) (36.8) (39.3) (23.8) (37.0) (23.1) (16.7)
q* 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Adult females 4/9 7/16 5/18 6/11 13/23 7/18 9/23 9/26 2/10 4/22
(%) (44.4) (43.8) (27.8) (54.5) (56.5) (38.9) (39.1) (34.6) (20.0) (18.2)
q* 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Nymphs 57/186 36/182 56/170 25/182 32/168 26/161 20/148 30/148 36/171 26/164
(%) (30.6) (19.8) (32.9) (13.7) (19.0) (16.1) (13.5) (20.3) (21.1) (15.9)
q* 4 2 3 2 3 3 3 2 1 2
Larvae 0/3 3/6 1/5 0/1 0/0 1/1 0/1 1/9 2/3 0/0
(%) (0.0) (50.0) (20.0) (0.0) n.a.** (100.0) (0.0) (11.1) (66.7) n.a.**
q* 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 0
Total 63/210 48/210 69/210 35/210 52/210 45/210 34/210 50/210 46/210 34/210
(%) (30.0) (22.9) (32.9) (16.7) (24.8) (21.4) (16.2) (23.8) (21.9) (16.2)
q* 4 4 6 2 3 5 4 2 3 2
  1. *q: questionable ticks. These ticks were included as positives in statistical analysis.
  2. **n.a.: not applicable.