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Table 1 Proportion and distribution of collected tick species and the prevalence of Ehrlichia spp.

From: Genetic profiling for Anaplasma and Ehrlichia species in ticks collected in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa

Animal/Location Tick species Developmental stage Number Positive for Ehrlichia spp.
Cattle R. eversti eversti Adult 160 n/d
R. sanguineus s.l. Adult 70 3 (E2, E12, E15)
R. appendiculatus Adult 50 2 (E1, E8)
Rhipicephalus spp. Nymph 0 n/a
A. hebraeum Adult 25 3 (E10, E7, E13)
H. marginatum rufipes Adult 8 n/d
Sheep R. eversti eversti Adult 140 1 (E11)
R. sanguineus s.l. Adult 50 2 (E5, E14)
R. appendiculatus Adult 30 1 (E17)
Rhipicephalus spp. Nymph 0 n/a
A. hebraeum Adult 15 4 (E3, E4, E16, E9)
H. marginatum rufipes Adult 12 n/d
Goats R. eversti eversti Adult 60 n/d
R. sanguineus s.l. Adult 60 n/d
R. appendiculatus Adult 40 n/d
Rhipicephalus spp. Nymph 0 n/a
A. hebraeum Adult 10 n/d
H. marginatum rufipes Adult 30 n/d
Horse R. eversti eversti Adult 0 n/a
R. sanguineus s.l. Adult 0 n/a
R. appendiculatus Adult 0 n/a
Rhipicephalus spp. Nymph 0 n/a
A. hebraeum Adult 0 n/a
H. marginatum rufipes Adult 0 n/a
  1. Key: n/a not available, n/d not detected