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Table 3 Prevalence (%) of pathogen species identified by sequencing 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 No. (%) of ticks infected with certain pathogen species
Bg Ba Bv Bss Rh CRt Rm Ap Bad Bav
I. ricinus 103/231 (44.6) 94/231 (40.7) 21/231 (9.1) 13/231 (5.6) 199/201 (99.0) 1/201 (0.5) 1/201 (0.5) 12/12 (100) 2/9 (22.2) 7/9 (77.8)
I. persulcatus 102/163 (62.6) 57/163 (35.0) 4/163 (2.5) 0 32/53 (60.4) 19/53 (35.8) 2/53 (3.8) 0 0 0
Total 205/394 (52.0) 151/394 (38.3) 25/394 (6.4) 13/394 (3.3) 231/254 (90.9) 20/254 (7.9) 3/254 (1.2) 12/12 (100) 2/9 (22.2) 7/9 (77.8)
  1. Abbreviations: Bg, Borrelia garinii; Ba, B. afzelii; Bv, B. valaisiana; Bss, B. burgdorferi (sensu stricto); Rh, Rickettsia helvetica; CRt, “Ca. R. tarasevichiae”; Rm, R. monacensis; Ap, Anaplasma phagocytophilum; Bad, Babesia divergens; Bav, B. venatorum