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Volume 8, Number 12—December 2002


Co-feeding Transmission and Its Contribution to the Perpetuation of the Lyme Disease Spirochete Borrelia afzelii

Dania Richter*Comments to Author , Rainer Allgöwer*, and Franz-Rainer Matuschka*
Author affiliations: *Humboldt-University of Berlin, Berlin, Germany;

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Table 3

Proportion of captured rodent hosts infested by larval and nymphal Ixodes ricinus ticks, southwestern Germany and Alsace

% hosts infested by
Kinda No. None Larvae alone Nymphs alone Larvae and nymphs
Af 215 12.1 65.1 2.3 20.5
As 128 14.1 62.5 0.8 22.7
Cg 183 25.1 60.1 0.5 14.2
Eq 66 6.1 27.3 1.5 65.2

aYellow-necked mice (Apodemus flavicollis [Af]), wood mice (A. sylvaticus [As]), bank voles (Clethrionomys glareolus [Cg]), and garden dormice (Eliomys quercinus [Eq]).

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