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Volume 14, Number 6—June 2008

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Anaplasma phagocytophilum Infection in Ixodes ricinus, Bavaria, Germany

Cornelia Silaghi*Comments to Author , Jeremie Gilles*1, Michael Höhle*, Volker Fingerle*, Frank Thomas Just*, and Kurt Pfister*
Author affiliations: *Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich, Germany;

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Total Anaplasma phagocytophilum–infected Ixodes ricinus ticks per site, southern Germany, 2006*

Study site No. infected ticks/no. total ticks (%)
Females Males Nymphs
A1 11/87 (12.64) 5/88 (5.68) 3/104 (2.88)
A2 10/149 (6.71) 12/153 (7.84) 3/150 (2.00)
A3 7/114 (6.14) 4/105 (3.81) 1/83 (1.20)
B 8/80 (10.00) 5/65 (7.69) 0/42
C 1/68 (1.47) 1/60 (1.67) 0/96
D 5/150 (3.33) 5/152 (3.29) 2/142 (1.41)
E1 3/92 (3.26) 1/101 (0.99) 2/114 (1.75)
E2 5/122 (4.10) 1/134 (0.75) 0/140
K 1/30 (3.33) 1/31 (3.23) 0/30
L 1/30 (3.33) 2/30 (6.67) 0/30
W
2/30 (6.67)
1/30 (3.33)
0/30
Total 54/952 (5.67) 38/949 (4.00) 11/961 (1.14)

*A1, A2, A3, English Garden in Munich; B, other park in Munich; C, D, E1, E2, periurban forest areas of Munich; W, K, L, forests outside of Munich (compare Figure 1).

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1Current affiliation: University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, USA.

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