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Table 3 Borrelia species detected in adult and nymphal I. ricinus stage

From: Borrelia miyamotoi and Borrelia burgdorferi (sensu lato) identification and survey of tick-borne encephalitis virus in ticks from north-eastern Germany

StageNnNo. of PCR positive, % (95% CI)
Borrelia spp.B. afzeliiB. gariniiB. valaisianaB. miyamotoi
Female23923929/12.1
(8.0–16.3)
14/5.9
(2.9–8.9)

8/3.4
(1.1–5.7)
7/2.9
(0.8–5.1)
Male23223228/12.1
(7.8–16.3)
12/5.2
(2.3–8.0)
5/2.2
(0.3–4.0)
4/1.7
(0–3.4)
7/3.0
(0.8–5.2)
Nymph1936213a64/3.3b
(2.5–4.1)
34/1.8b
(1.2–2.3)
1/0.1b
(0.0–0.2)
13/0.7b
(0.3–1.0)
16/0.8b
(0.4–1.2)
  1. aPooled samples
  2. bMIR of pooled samples
  3. Abbreviation: N, number of analyzed samples; n, number of samples/pools; –, no positive samples