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Table 2 Infection rates (infected/analysed) of ticks after feeding on mice of experiment 1

From: Larvae of Ixodes ricinus transmit Borrelia afzelii and B. miyamotoi to vertebrate hosts

  Mouse Challenge 1 Challenge 2 Challenge 3 Challenge 4 PCR-positive tissues
B. burgdorferi (s.l) 1 1.3 (1/75) 0 (0/81) 2.2 (1/45) 0 (0/48) -
2 0 (0/32) 0 (0/39) 3.8 (1/26) 0 (0/13) -
3 1.7 (1/60) 0 (0/64) 0 (0/34) 0 (0/34) -
4 0 (0/47) 0 (0/31) 0 (0/32) 0 (0/26) -
5 0 (0/80) 0 (0/47) 0 (0/55) 1.3 (1/75) -
6 0 (0/44) 0 (0/58) 0 (0/37) 0 (0/20) -
7 0 (0/84) 0 (0/39) 0 (0/36) 0 (0/44) -
8 2.2 (1/45) 2.1 (1/47) 0 (0/51) 0 (0/4) -
9 0 (0/73) 2.9 (1/35) 0 (0/15) 0 (0/21) -
10 0 (0/102) 3.2 (2/63) 0 (0/33) 71.4 (20/28) Ear
total (3/642) (4/504) (2/364) (21/313)  
B. miyamotoi 1 0 (0/75) 2.5 (2/81) 0 (0/45) 2.1 (1/48) -
2 0 (0/32) 7.7 (3/39) 0 (0/26) 0 (0/13) Spleen
3 3.3 (2/60) 0 (0/64) 0 (0/34) 0 (0/34) Spleen
4 0 (0/47) 0 (0/31) 0 (0/32) 3.8 (1/26) -
5 1.3 (1/80) 0 (0/47) 0 (0/55) 1.3 (1/75) -
6 0 (0/44) 0 (0/58) 2.7 (1/37) 0 (0/20) -
7 0 (0/84) 0 (0/39) 0 (0/36) 0 (0/44) -
8 0 (0/45) 0 (0/47) 0 (0/51) 0 (0/4) -
9 17.8 (13/73) 14.3 (5/35) 0 (0/15) 0 (0/21) -
10 0 (0/102) 0 (0/63) 3 (1/33) 3.6 (1/28) -
total (16/642) (10/504) (2/364) (4/313) -
  1. Last column shows PCR-positive tissues after challenge 4