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Table 3 Distribution of rickettsial DNA in the collecting localities

From: Prevalence of Rickettsia species in ticks including identification of unknown species in two regions in Kazakhstan

Locality gltA rtPCR-positive (%)a No. of ticks MIR (%)b
Almaty region
 Talgar 1.9 (2/104) 505 0.4
 Yeskeldy (Tekeli city) 11.5 (17/148) 709 2.4
 Yenbekshikazakh 69.9 (79/113) 523 15.1
Kyzylorda region
 Syrdarya 100.0 (46/46) 203 22.7
 Shieli 93.5 (43/46) 202 21.3
 Zhanakorgan 56.8 (25/44) 199 12.6
Total 42.3 (212/501) 2341 9.1
  1. aPercent positive (number of gltA positive pools/total number of pools)
  2. bMIR = number of positive pools/ number of tested ticks