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Table 2 Individual prevalence and minimum infection rate (MIR) of Borrelia genospecies of Borrelia burgdorferi (s.l.) and Borrelia miyamotoi considering the life stage of questing I. ricinus collected in NW Spain

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

  Nymphs Adult males Adult females
  Individual MIR Individual MIR Individual MIR
Borrelia burgdorferi (s.l.)
B. afzelii 5/192 (2.6%) 2/730 (0.3%) 1/96 (1.0%) 1/143 (0.7%) 1/96 (1.0%) 0/175 (0)
B. burgdorferi (s.s.) 0/192 (0%) 1/730 (0.1%) 0/96 (0%) 0/143 (0) 0/96 (0%) 0/175 (0)
B. garinii 9/192 (4.7%) 25/730 (3.4%) 6/96 (6.3%) 8/143 (5.6%) 15/96 (15.6%) 13/175 (7.4%)
B. lusitaniae 1/192 (0.5%) 2/730 (0.3%) 3/96 (3.1%) 0/143 (0) 4/96 (4.2%) 5/175 (2.9%)
B. valaisiana 7/192 (3.6%) 15/730 (2.1%) 3/96 (3.1%) 3/143 (2.1%) 7/96 (7.3%) 10/175 (5.7%)
Relapsing fever Borrelia
B. miyamotoi 2/192 (1.0%) 0/730 (0) 1/96 (1.0%) 1/143 (0.7%) 1/96 (1.0%) 0/175 (0)
Not identified Borrelia
Borrelia spp. 4/192 (2.1%) 0/730 (0) 2/96 (2.1%) 0/143 (0) 4/96 (4.2%) 0/175 (0)