TABLE 1

Microorganisms detected in ticks collected in the provinces of Austriaa

Province (no. of ticks tested)No. of positive ticks
Borrelia spp.Rickettsia spp.Babesia spp.Anaplasma/Ehrlichia spp.
TotalBbssBaBg/BbavBvBlusBspTotalRhRrRmRsUnid.TotalBveBdBmApCNM
Vienna (60)16545530324212215
Lower Austria (64)123423312282112
Burgenland (60)14111324133
Upper Austria (60)1768566411b21114
Salzburg (62)1611223177221
Styria (62)17411247511112
Carinthia (63)12476157442112
Tyrol (61)1761154133225
Vorarlberg (62)21812431971131112
Total (554)1423880283651933938211315843424
  • a Abbreviations: Bbss, B. burgdorferi sensu stricto; Ba, B. afzelii; Bg/Bbav, B. garinii/B. bavariensis; Bv, B. valaisiana; Blus, B. lusitaniae; Bsp, B. spielmanii; Rh, R. helvetica; Rr, R. raoultii; Rm, R. monacensis; Rs, R. slovaca; Unid, unidentified; Bve, B. venatorum; Bd, B. divergens; Bm, B. microti; Ap, A. phagocytophilum; CNM, “Candidatus Neoehrlichia mikurensis.”

  • b Unidentified Rickettsia sp. that does not belong to the SFG rickettsiae.