Table 1.

Results of Borrelia and Ehrlichiaspecies determination for ticks from site 1 and site 2

Location and dateInstar (no.) of ticksNo. of ticks infected witha:Total no. of ticks that wereb:
BorreliaEhrlichiaBorrelia + Ehrlichia
AfzSSGarAfz + SSELOHGEPhEspELO + AfzELO + Afz + SSEsp + Afz + SSBorr PosEhr PosBorr + Ehr PosNeg
Site 1
 May 1999Nymph (47)413152181830
Male (24)11113120
Female (25)72211193211
 Total (96)1240420116412041161
 June 1999Nymph (47)31213440
Male (26)111124
Female (25)31113319
 Total (98)7000213200078083
 July 1999Nymph (50)2121113542
Male (25)25
Female (25)41115218
 Total (100)611311200087085
  Total for site 1 (294)254157255641351911229
Site 2 (July 1999)Nymph (41)61261232
Male (6)6
Female (0)
 Total (47)6000100020061238
  • a Abbreviations: Afz, B. afzelii; SS, B. burgdorferi sensu stricto; Gar,B. garinii; ELO, Ehrlichia-like organism; HGE, HGE agent variant; Ph, E. phagocytophila variant; Esp,Ehrlichia, species not determined.

  • b Borr Pos, positive for B. burgdorferi sensu lato; Ehr Pos, positive forEhrlichia; Borr+Ehr Pos, positive for both B. burgdorferi sensu lato and Ehrlichia; Neg, negative for both Borrelia and Ehrlichia.