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Table 2 Prevalence of Borrelia burgdorferi (s.l.) and of Rickettsia spp. in ticks from 2012 to 2014 in Saxony, Germany

From: The enzootic life-cycle of Borrelia burgdorferi (sensu lato) and tick-borne rickettsiae: an epidemiological study on wild-living small mammals and their ticks from Saxony, Germany

Tick species and developmental stage No. of ticks collected No. of ticks selected for further study No. of ticks positive for Rickettsia spp. by qPCR (%) No. of ticks positive for Borrelia spp. by qPCR (%)
Ixodes ricinus (Total) 741 366 42 (11.4) 20 (5.5)
 Larvae 53 10 0 (0) 0 (0)
 Nymphs 504 229 30 (13.1) 16 (6.9)
 Adults 184 127 12 (9.5) 4 (3.1)
Ixodes trianguliceps a 1 1 1 (100) 0 (0)
Dermacentor reticulatus a 174 105 74 (70.5) 0 (0)
Total 916 472 117 (24.8) 20 (4.2)
  1. aAdult ticks only