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Volume 10, Number 4—April 2004

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Anaplasma phagocytophilum, Babesia microti, and Borrelia burgdorferi in Ixodes scapularis, Southern Coastal Maine

Mary S. Holman*Comments to Author , Diane A. Caporale†1, John Goldberg*, Eleanor Lacombe*, Charles Lubelczyk*, Peter W. Rand*, and Robert P. Smith*
Author affiliations: *Vector-borne Disease Laboratory, Maine Medical Center Research Institute, Portland, Maine, USA; †University of Maine, Orono, Maine, USA

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Table

Prevalence of Anaplasma phagocytophilum, Babesia microti, and Borrelia burgdorferi in Ixodes scapularis, Maine

Y n No. (%)
A. phagocytophilum No. (%) Ba. microti B. burgdorferi B. burgdorferiandA. phagocytophilum B. burgdorferiandBa. microti
1995
105
10 (9.5)a,b
2 (1.9)a
31 (29.5)a
2 (1.9)
1 (1.0)
1996
196
1 (0.5)
1 (0.5)a
35 (17.9)a
0
1 (0.5)
1997 93 0 0 22 (23.7) 0 0

aTotal includes co-infected ticks.
bFour pools of salivary glands from 2–3 ticks from the same host tested positive. This table presents data assuming only one tick from each pool was infected.

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1Dr. Caporale was working at the University of Maine at Orono at the time of the study. She is currently at the Department of Biology, University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point, Stevens Point, WI.

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