Table 3.

Distribution of Ehrlichia andBorrelia spp. in I. ricinus and I. persulcatus ticks

Reverse line blot resultTick speciesTotal
I. ricinusI. persulcatus
Borreliapositive112226338
B. afzelii 8050130
B. afzelii + B. valaisiana 628
B. afzeliilike9716
B. garinii 13107120
B. garinii + B. afzelii 15758
B. garinii + B. afzelii + B. valaisiana 11
B. garinii + B. valaisiana 123
B. burgdorferi sensu stricto22
Borrelianegative183110293
Ehrlichiapositive252954
E. muris 2929
E. phagocytophila 11
 HGE33
Ehrlichia like2121
Ehrlichia negative270307577
Total no. of ticks295336631