TABLE 4.

Prevalence of Borrelia genospecies in questing I. ricinus ticksa

Locality (yr)StageNo. of infected ticksc/no. tested (%)No. of ticks infected with indicated Borrelia genospeciesb (%)
BGABVABAFBBSSBGA + BVABGA + BAFBGA + BVA + BAFND
Site 1, Šúr (2001, 2002)N57/205 (27.8)18 (31.6)22 (38.6)3 (5.3)8 (14)2 (3.5)2 (3.5)2 (3.5)
A78/232 (33.6)23 (29.5)33 (42.3)6 (7.7)2 (2.6)1 (1.3)13 (16.7)
Site 2, Malacky (2002)N31/215 (14.4)1 (3.2)4 (12.9)24 (77.4)1 (3.2)1 (3.2)
A13/56 (23.2)2 (15.4)6 (46.2)2 (15.4)3 (23.1)
Site 3, Drienovec (2002)N4/27 (14.8)2 (50)1 (25)1 (25)
A20/75 (26.7)5 (25)8 (40)2 (10)5 (25)
Site 4, Brzotín (2002)N14/70 (20.0)3 (21.4)1 (7.1)8 (57.1)1 (7.1)1 (7.1)
A10/34 (29.4)4 (40)3 (30)2 (20)1 (10)
TotalN106/517 (20.5)22 (20.8)27 (25.5)37 (34.9)2 (1.9)9 (8.5)3 (2.8)2 (1.9)4 (3.8)
A121/397 (30.5)34 (28.1)50 (41.3)10 (8.3)3 (2.5)4 (3.3)1 (0.8)19 (15.7)
  • a BGA, B. garinii; BVA, B. valaisiana; BAF, B. afzelii; BBSS, B. burgdorferi sensu stricto; ND, not determined; N, nymphs; A, adults.

  • b In some cases, the sum of Borrelia species infections was greater than the number of infected ticks because of mixed infections.

  • c Number of ticks that tested positive for Borrelia species.