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Volume 22, Number 2—February 2016

High Prevalence of Borrelia miyamotoi among Adult Blacklegged Ticks from White-Tailed Deer

Seungeun HanComments to Author , Graham J. Hickling, and Jean I. Tsao
Author affiliations: Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, USA (S. Han, J.I. Tsao); University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA (G.J. Hickling)

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Prevalence of Borrelia miyamotoi among Ixodes scapularis ticks collected from white-tailed deer, Fort McCoy, Wisconsin, USA

Origin of ticks Year No. B. miyamotoi–positive ticks/no. tested (% positive)
M F Total
Questing on vegetation 2010 1/65 (1.5) 0/49 (0) 1/114 (0.9)
2011 4/169 (2.4) 1/140 (0.7) 5/309 (1.6)
2012 0/177 (0.0) 1/130 (0.8) 1/307 (0.3)
2010–2012 5/411 (1.2) 2/319 (0.6) 7/730 (1.0)
Removed from deer 2010 5/199 (2.5) 11/156 (7.1) 16/355 (4.5)

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