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Table 3 The geographical distribution of ticks negative and positive for “Ca. N. mikurensis” collected by flagging in Brønnøy and from dogs and cats in Brønnøy and seven additional districts in northern Norway

From: Candidatus Neoehrlichia mikurensis” in Ixodes ricinus ticks collected near the Arctic Circle in Norway

  No. of negative samples No. of positive samples Positive samples (%) Total number
Bodø 51 1 1.9 52
Brønnøy 234 27 10.3 261
Fauske 30 2 6.2 32
Harstad 6 0 0 6
Mosjøen 54 1 1.8 55
Mo i Rana 98 0 0 98
Sandnessjøen 62 3 4.6 65
VLa 3 0 0 3
Ørnes 37 0 0 37
Total number (dogs and cats) 575 34 5.6 609
Brønnøy (flagging) 405 90 18.2 495
  1. aVL, Vesterålen Lofoten. The area is not marked in Fig. 1 but is located northwest of the map
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