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Table 6 Number of tick species identified and number and percentage of positive samples of each tick species for one or more pathogens

From: Ticks infesting humans and associated pathogens: a cross-sectional study in a 3-year period (2017–2019) in northwest Italy

Tick species (n) Number of ticks positive for pathogens (%)
Rickettsia spp. Borrelia spp. Anaplasma spp.
Ixodes ricinus (1009) 68 23 6
Ixodes hexagonus (13) 0 0 0
Ixodes frontalis (1) 0 0 0
Ixodes acuminatus(1) 0 0 0
Ixodes spp. (158) 6 2 0
Rhipicephalus sanguineus (2) 1 0 0
Rhiphicephalus spp. (6) 0 0 0
Dermacentor marginatus (6) 1 0 0
Amblyomma parvum (1) 0 0 0
Haemaphisalys punctata (3) 0 0 0
Hyalomma marginatum (1) 0 0 0
Not determined (89) 0 7 0
Total (1290) Total 76 Total 32 Total 6