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Volume 15, Number 3—March 2009

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Rickettsia spp. in Ticks, Poland

Tomasz ChmielewskiComments to Author , Edyta Podsiadly, Grzegorz Karbowiak, and Stanislawa Tylewska-Wierzbanowska
Author affiliations: National Institute of Public Health, Warsaw, Poland (T. Chmielewski, E. Podsiadly, S. Tylewska-Wierzbanowska); W. Stefanski Institute of Parasitology of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw (G. Karbowiak)

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Table 2

Rickettsia spp. detected in ticks (N = 214) from 3 regions of Poland, 2005–2007

Rickettsia sp. Total no. (%) ticks positive Białowieża,*
Dermacentor reticulatus ticks (n = 60), no. (%) positive Radomsko,†
Ixodes ricinus ticks (n = 47), no. (%) positive Warszawa,‡
I. ricinus ticks (n = 107), no. (%) positive
R. helvetica 7 (3.3) 0 4 (8.5) 3 (2.8)
R. slovaca 1 (0.5) 0 1 (2.1) 0
R. raoultii 62 (29.0) 34 (56.7) 3 (6.4) 25 (23.4)

*Eastern Poland.
†Southern Poland.
‡Central Poland.

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