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Volume 22, Number 12—December 2016

Rickettsia raoultii in Dermacentor reticulatus Ticks, Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, Ukraine, 2010

Grzegorz KarbowiakComments to Author , Kateryna Slivinska, Tomasz Chmielewski, Kamila Barszcz, Stanisława Tylewska-Wierzbanowska, Joanna Werszko, Tomasz Szewczyk, and Piotr Wróblewski
Author affiliations: W. Stefański Institute of Parasitology, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland (G. Karbowiak, J. Werszko, T. Szewczyk, P. Wróblewski); I.I. Schmalhausen Institute of Zoology, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kiev, Ukraine (K. Slivinska); National Institute of Public Health–National Institute of Hygiene, Warsaw (T. Chmielewski, K. Barszcz, S. Tylewska-Wierzbanowska)

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Prevalence of Rickettsia raoultii infection among Dermacentor reticulatus ticks, Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, Ukraine, 2010

Area of tick collection No. ticks infected/no. ticks examined (prevalence, %)
Male Female Total
Korohod 40/48 (83.33) 40/60 (66.66) 80/108 (74.07)
Cherevach 21/28 (75.00) 32/46 (69.56) 53/74 (71.62)
Chernobyl 9/11 (81.82) 4/8 (50.00) 13/19 (68.42)
All 3 areas 70/87 (80.46) 76/114 (66.66) 146/201 (72.64)

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