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Table 1 The results of tick sorting (morphological identification, sorting by sex and development stage) and real-time RT-PCR examination of ticks from Almaty Oblastʼ

From: Vectors, molecular epidemiology and phylogeny of TBEV in Kazakhstan and central Asia

Region No. of ticks/No. of pools Tick species (No. of ticks/No. of pools) No. of positive pools in real time PCR by sex/No. of ticks) MIR% by tick species MIR% by region
Talgar 505/104 I. persulcatus (504/103) ♂ 7/49 4.4 4.4
♀ 15/53
Nymphs 0/1
H. punctata (1/1) ♂ 0/0 0
♀ 0/1
Tekeli 709/145 D. marginatus (50/12) ♂ 0/3 2 2.8
♀ 1/9
D. reticulatus (14/3) ♂ 0/1 0
♀ 0/2
I. persulcatus (610/123) ♂ 2/54 3.1
♀ 17/69  
H. punctata (25/7) ♂ 0/4 0
♀ 0/3
Yenbekshikazakh 523/113 I. persulcatus (79/17) ♂ 1/7 6.3 1.1
♀ 4/9
Nymphs 0/1
H. punctata (444/96) ♂ 1/43 0.2
♀ 0/53
  1. Abbreviation: MIR, minimum infection rate