TABLE 2

Borrelia genospecies detected in Borrelia-positive ticks (n = 142)

GenospeciesNo. (%) of ticks
Single infections103 (72.5)
    B. afzelii55 (38.7)
    B. burgdorferi sensu stricto18 (12.7)
    B. garinii/B. bavariensisa14 (9.9)
    B. valaisiana13 (9.2)
    B. lusitaniae3 (2.1)
Dual infections33 (23.2)
    B. burgdorferi sensu stricto + B. afzelii8 (5.6)
    B. afzelii + B. valaisiana8 (5.6)
    B. garinii/B. bavariensis + B. valaisiana7 (4.9)
    B. burgdorferi sensu stricto + B. valaisiana4 (2.8)
    B. afzelii + B. garinii/B. bavariensis3 (2.1)
    B. burgdorferi sensu stricto + B. spielmanii1 (0.7)
    B. burgdorferi sensu stricto + B. garinii/B. bavariensis1 (0.7)
    B. valaisiana + B. lusitaniae1 (0.7)
Triple infections5 (3.5)
    B. burgdorferi sensu stricto + B. afzelii + B. garinii/B. bavariensis3 (2.1)
    B. burgdorferi sensu stricto + B. afzelii + B. valaisiana2 (1.4)
Quadruple infections1 (0.7)
    B. burgdorferi sensu stricto + B. afzelii + B. valaisiana + B. lusitaniae1 (0.7)
  • a B. garinii and B. bavariensis cannot be discriminated with the amplified target gene (5S-23S IGS).