Table 2.

Results of reverse line blot assay analysis of PCR products obtained from 121 ticks with Ehrlichia-specific andBorrelia-specific oligonucleotide probes

Sex and stageNo. of ticksNo. of ticks containing the followinga:
EhrlichiaspeciesBorrelia species
EhrlichiaHGEE.phagoHGEvarE.phagovarEhr-likeHGE + E.phagovarHGEvar + E.phagovarHGEvar + Ehr-likeB. burgdorferi sensu latoB. afzeliiB. valaisianaB. afzelii + B. valaisianaB. afzelii + B. gariniiB. burgdorferi sensu stricto + B. garinii
Nymph11011
Male2613134111
Female
 Nonengorged211051114121
 Semiengorged24811324211
 Engorged39233223414651
Total121543311981711693211
  • a E.phago, E. phagocytophila; E.phagovar, E. phagocytophila variant, HGEvar, HGE variant; Ehr-like, Ehrlichia-like organism.