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Table 1 Percentage of Borrelia burgdorferi (s.l.) and relapsing fever Borrelia positive individual ticks and pools, and minimum infection rate (MIR) in questing I. ricinus from NW Spain

From: Molecular identification of Borrelia spirochetes in questing Ixodes ricinus from northwestern Spain

   Borrelia burgdorferi (s.l.) Relapsing fever Borrelia
Nymphsa Positive ticks 26/192 (18.8%) 2/192 (1.0%)
Positive pools 45/73 (61.6%) 0/73 (0)
MIR 45/730 (6.2%) 0/730 (0)
Adult malesb Positive ticks 15/96 (15.6%) 1/96 (1.0%)
Positive pools 12/32 (37.5%) 1/32 (3.1%)
MIR 12/143 (8.4%) 1/143 (0.7%)
Adult femalesb Positive ticks 31/96 (32.3%) 1/96 (1.0%)
Positive pools 28/37 (75.7%) 0/37 (0)
MIR 28/175 (16.0%) 0/175 (0)
  1. aPools of ten I. ricinus
  2. bPools up to five I. ricinus