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Table 2 Prevalence (%) of studied pathogens in I. ricinus and I. persulcatus samples

From: Tick-borne pathogens in Finland: comparison of Ixodes ricinus and I. persulcatus in sympatric and parapatric areas

Species Collection area No. of ticks analysed No. of ticks infected (%) B. burgdorferi (s.l.)
n (%)
Rickettsia spp.
n (%)
Ca. N. mikurensis”
n (%)
Anaplasma spp.
n (%)
Babesia spp.
n (%)
I. ricinus 1 994 325 (32.6) 202 (20.3) 126 (12.6) 11 (1.1) 12 (1.2) 7 (0.7)
2 998 277 (27.8) 124 (12.4) 152 (15.2) 6 (0.6) 7 (0.7) 4 (0.4)
3 5 0 0 0 0 0 0
a 17 2 1 1 0 0 0
Subtotal   2014 604 (30.0) 327 (16.2) 279 (13.9) 17 (0.8) 19 (1.0) 11 (0.5)
I. persulcatus 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 1160 271 (23.4) 200 (17.2) 78 (6.7) 0 2 (0.2) 0
3 261 69 (26.4) 55 (21.1) 16 (6.1) 0 0 0
a 30 8 8 0 0 0 0
Subtotal   1451 348 (24.0) 263 (18.1) 94 (6.5) 0 2 (0.1) 0
Total   3465 952 (27.4) 590 (17.0) 373 (10.8) 17 (0.5) 21 (0.6) 11 (0.3)
  1. Abbreviations: 1, I. ricinus-dominated area in south Finland; 2, sympatric area of both species in middle Finland; 3, I. persulcatus-dominated area in north Finland (Fig. 1a)
  2. aTick samples that were not categorized into collection areas due to inaccurate collection information provided by citizens