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Volume 17, Number 9—September 2011

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Differential Risk for Lyme Disease along Hiking Trail, Germany

Dania RichterComments to Author  and Franz-Rainer Matuschka
Author affiliations: Author affiliation: Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Berlin, Germany

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Table 2

Prevalence of Borrelia genospecies in questing nymphal and adult Ixodes ricinus ticks sampled at different sites along a trail, southern Germany, May–October 2006 and March–October 2007

Study site and tick stage
No. ticks examined
% Ticks infected
% Ticks harboring Borrelia spp.*
afz
gar
val
bur
lus
spi
bav
bis
miy
>1 genospecies
Pasture
Nymph 104 6.7 1.9 1.0 0 0 0 1.0 0 0 2.9 0
Adult
33
6.1
3.0
0
3.0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Meadow
Nymph 188 26.6 17.6 2.7 0.5 0.5 2.7 1.1 0.5 0.5 1.1 0.5†
Adult
58
17.2
10.3
3.4
0
1.7
0
0
3.4
0
0
1.7†
Fallow land
Nymph 502 22.9 11.0 5.2 4.8 0.4 0.2 1.0 0.4 0 1.6 1.6‡
Adult 291 23.4 6.9 4.5 6.9 2.7 0 0.3 0 0 2.4 0.3†

*afz, afzelii; gar, garinii; val, valaisiana; bur, burgdorferi; lus, lusitaniae; spi, spielmanii; bav, bavariensis (9); bis, bissettii-like, miy,miyamotoi.
†Co-infection of B. afzelii and B. burgdorferi s.s.
‡Co-infection of B. garinii and B. valaisiana in 4 nymphs, B. afzelii and B. spielmanii in 2 nymphs, B. valaisiana and B. lusitaniae in 1 nymph, B. spielmanii and B. miyamotoi in 1 nymph.

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