Spotted Fever Group Rickettsiae in Ticks, Germany
Figure. Tick sampling sites in Germany during 2008 and 2009 (green shading): Saarland, sites A–C, along the border with France (sampled March–September 2008). Bavaria, site D (sampled April and September 2009). Saxony, sites E–G, in Lake Cospuden renatured brown coal surface-mining area (blue shading); site H, renatured waste disposal site (sampled April and September/October 2009); and site I, game park (sampled in April 2009). Federal states of Saarland, Bavaria, and Saxony are shaded in gray.