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Table 1 Tick burden and prevalence of infection of the five small mammalian species

From: The genetic diversity of Borrelia afzelii is not maintained by the diversity of the rodent hosts

  Larval/nymphal tick burden median (range) B. burgdorferi (s.l.) prevalence of infection (positive/tested)
Larva Rodent
A. sylvaticus 24.5/0 (1–226/0–7) 0.13 (98/733) 0.33 (16/48)
M. glareolus 16/0 (1–153/0–15) 0.27 (152/570) 0.34 (15/44)
Mi. agrestis 30/2 (2–386/1–9) 0.42 (5/12) 0.6 (3/5)
S. araneus 2/0 (0–28/0–1) 0 (0/113) 0 (0/15)
S. minutus 2.5/0 (2–3/0–0) 0 (0/3) 0 (0/2)