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Table 7 Number and percentage of ticks that tested positive for different pathogens.

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

Pathogen (no. of ticks analyzed = 500) Number of tick samples testing positive (%)
Rickettsia helvetica 31 (6.2)
Rickettsia monacensis 35 (7.0)
Rickettsia slovaca 4 (0.6)
Rickettsia aeshlimannii 1 (0.2)
Rickettsia spp. 5 (1.0)
Borrelia afzelii 11 (2.2)
Borrelia burgdorferi sl 1 (0.2)
Borrelia garinii 3 (0.6)
Borrelia lusitaniae 4 (0.8)
Borrelia valaisiana 2 (0.4)
Borrelia spp. 11 (2.2)
Total Borrelia spp. 32 (6.4)
Anaplasma phagocytophilum 6 (1.2)