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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 3

Variability of Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato in questing ticks

Stage No. ticks examined No. positive ticks (%) No. ticks positive for genospecies (% of positive ticks)
B. afzelii B. garinii B. valaisiana B. burgdorferi s.s. B. lusitaniae B. valaisiana + B. garinii
Nymphs 183 31 (19.6) 13 (41.9) 12 (38.7) 2 (6.4) 3 (9.6) 0 (0) 1 (3.2)
Females 71 16 (22.5) 4 (25) 4 (25) 3 (18.7) 3 (18.7) 2 (12.5) 0 (0)
Males 71 16 (22.5) 2 (12.5) 5 (31.3) 2 (12.5) 2 (12.5) 5 (31.3) 0 (0)
Total 325 63 (19.3) 19 (30.2) 21 (33.3) 7 (11.1) 8 (12.6) 7 (11.1) 1 (1.5)

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