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Table 1 Locations and probable associated hosts of the Ornithodoros sp. collected in this study, and the presence of Rickettsia DNA detected by polymerase chain reacion

From: Ornithodoros (Pavlovskyella) ticks associated with a Rickettsia sp. in Pakistan

Districts Localities Month and year of collection Collection points (inside animal shelters) Probable associated hosts Ticks submitted for molecular analysis Rickettsia sp. detected
Shangla Bar Showar September 2019 Debris Cattle, goats 2 N, 1 F 2 N
Jaba September 2019 Crack Sheep 2 N, 1 F 1 N
Faiza September 2019 Crevice Equids 2 N, 1 F 2 N
Alagram October 2019 Crevice Buffaloes 2 N, 1 F 2 N
Towa October 2019 Crack Sheep, goats 2 N, 1 F 1 N
Makra September 2019 Burrow Cattle 2 N, 1 F
Kas September 2019 Debris Goats 2 N, 1 F
Bajaur Nawagai June 2019 Burrow Equids, cattle 2 N, 1 F
Khar June 2019 Crevice Goats 2 N, 1 F
Wara Mamund August 2019 Burrow Buffaloes 2 N, 1 F
Loi Mamund August 2019 Crack Goats 2 N, 1 F
Lower Dir Ben Shahi June 2019 Burrow Sheep, cattle 2 N, 1 F
Samar Bagh July 2019 Crevice Equids 2 N, 1 F 1 N
Balambat July 2019 Crack Cattle 2 N, 1 F 2 N
Upper Dir Dir September 2019 Debris Buffaloes 2 N, 1 F
Barawal August 2019 Crevice Cattle, goats 2 N, 1 F
Sheringal September 2019 Burrow Equids 2 N, 1 F
Orakzai Orakzai June 2019 Debris Cattle, buffaloes 2 N, 1 F
Total      36 N, 18 F 11 N
  1. N Nymph, F female