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Volume 12, Number 12—December 2006

Research

Borrelia lusitaniae and Green Lizards (Lacerta viridis), Karst Region, Slovakia

Viktória Majláthová*Comments to Author , Igor Majláth†, Marketa Derdáková*‡, Bronislava Víchová*, and Branislav Peťko*
Author affiliations: *Parasitological Institute of Slovak Academy of Sciences, Košice, Slovakia; †University of P.J. Šafárik in Košice, Košice, Slovakia; ‡Institute of Zoology of Slovak Academy of Sciences, Košice, Slovakia

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Table 1

Variability of Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato in ticks collected on lizards

Stage No. ticks examined No positive ticks (%) No. ticks positive for genospecies (% positive ticks)
B. lusitaniae B. afzelii B. garinii B. burgdorferi s.s. B. valaisiana B. lusitaniae + B. burgdorferi s.s.
Larvae 197 30 (15.2) 26 (86.7) 1 (3.3) 1 (3.3) 1 (3.3) 1 (3.3) 0
Nymphs 267 47 (17.6) 34 (74.5) 5 (10.6) 1 (2.1) 2 (4.3) 0 5 (10.6)
Total 464 77 (16.6) 60 (77.9) 6 (7.8) 2 (2.6) 1 (1.3) 1 (1.3) 5 (6.5)

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