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Volume 11, Number 3—March 2005

Dispatch

Babesia microti, Upstate New York

Sarah J. Kogut*, Charles D. Thill†, Melissa A. Prusinski‡, Joon-Hak Lee*Comments to Author , P. Bryon Backenson‡, James L. Coleman†, Madhu Anand‡, and Dennis J. White‡§
Author affiliations: *New York State Department of Health, Troy, New York, USA; †New York State Department of Health, Stony Brook, New York, USA; ‡New York State Department of Health, Albany, New York, USA; §State University of New York at Albany, Rensselaer, New York, USA

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Ixodes scapularis collected in the Lower Hudson Valley Region of New York State and tested for Babesia microti

County Site Month Nymphs Adult Total Pools tested Positive pools
Columbia A Jun 52 0 52 6 0
Oct 1 177 178 19 2
Dutchess B Jun 67 2 69 8 0
Nov 0 72 72 8 0
Dutchess C Jun 52 2 54 8 0
Nov 0 192 192 20 1
Putnam D Jun 80 0 80 8 0
Nov 0 120 120 12 0
Westchester E Jul 103 0 103 12 0
Nov 0 219 219 22 2
Totals 355 784 1,139 123 5

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