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Table 3 Total number of hosts captured of each mammal species during 2017 and 2018, relative infestation rates and mean burden of I. ricinus and I. trianguliceps

From: High-elevational occurrence of two tick species, Ixodes ricinus and I. trianguliceps, at their northern distribution range

Host species I. ricinus I. trianguliceps
No. of captures Prevalencea Mean burden (± SD) Prevalencea Mean burden (± SD)
Apodemus flavicollis 1 100.0 62.0 ± NA 100.0 1.0 ± NA
Apodemus sylvaticus 23 56.5 6.4 ± 13.5 34.8 0.9 ± 1.7
Microtus agrestis 130 18.5 1.7 ± 7.9 6.9 0.1 ± 0.3
Microtus oeconomus 26 50.0 1.5 ± 2.5 23.1 0.3 ± 0.7
Mus musculus 1 100.0 11.0 ± NA 0.0 0.0 ± NA
Myodes glareolus 1325 46.8 3.6 ± 9.0 18.0 0.5 ± 1.8
Myodes rufocanus 88 19.3 0.5 ± 1.4 19.3 0.6 ± 2.0
Neomys fodiens 2 100.0 1.0 ± 0.0 50.0 7.5 ± 10.6
Sorex araneus 1733 30.0 3.3 ± 12.5 20.8 0.8 ± 3.4
Sorex minutus 16 31.3 0.4 ± 0.7 56.3 3.0 ± 4.4
  1. NA indicates that not enough captures were made to compute a standard deviation
  2. aPrevalence is the relative infestation rate, given in percentage infestation