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Table 3 Transstadial persistence of B. microti in R. haemaphysaloides ticks

From: Experimental transmission of Babesia microti by Rhipicephalus haemaphysaloides

Stage of infected ticks No. of blood-feeding ticks analyzed Positive blood-feeding ticks, n (%) No. of ticks detected 4 week post molting/oviposition Positive ticks post molting/oviposition, n (%)
Nymph 40 5 (12.5) 80 0 (0)
Female adult 10 1 (10.0) 17 2 (11.8)