Table 3.

Origin of ticks and distribution of Ehrlichiaand Borrelia species in the ticks

Deer no.No. of ticksNo. of ticks containing the followingEhrlichia and Borreliaspeciesa:
EhrlichiaHGEE.phHGEvarE.phvarEhr-likeHGE + E.phHGEvar + E.phvarHGEvar + Ehr-likeEhr-UnspecB. burgdorferi.slB.afB.vaB.af + B.vaB.af + B.gaB.ss + B.ga
75818111253321
768200
770100
775862310
7783223111
78342110
784200
7873011
790200
791100
792200
7951110
796300
798100
79931111
800200
801421111
8042011
8051110
8091110
810200
8122011
813300
814200
815100
81632110
817761230
8232110
8242110
825200
8271110
829200
831521111
8322220
83786311111
84010651211
8651011
AA200
Total12154331198171111693211
  • a E.ph, E. phagocytophila; HGEvar, HGE variant; E.phvar, E. phagocytophila variant, Ehr-like, Ehrlichia-like organism; Ehr-Unspec,Ehrlichia-like organism but the species was not determined; sl, sensu lato; B.af, B. afzelii; B.va, B. valaisiana; B.ga, B. garinii; B.ss, B. burgdorferi sensu stricto.