Table 1

Summary of test results for ticks collected from vegetation. Amblyomma americanum adults were collected from vegetation and tested for the presence of the Panola Mountain Ehrlichia sp.

Collection State

# Ticks (M/F)

# POS (M/F)

% POS


Florida

151 (57/94)

1 (1/0)

0.66%

Georgia

705 (292/413)

6 (3/3)

0.85%

Kentucky

6 (1/5)

1 (0/1)

16.7%

New Jersey

120 (68/52)

2 (2/0)

1.67%

New York

475 (246/229)

4 (4/0)

0.84%

North Carolina

383 (152/231)

0

0%

South Carolina

80 (37/43)

0

0%

Texas

44 (14/30)

0

0%


TOTAL

1964 (867/1097)

14 (10/4)

0.71%


Results are summarized here by state of collection and gender (M = male, F = female).

Loftis et al. BMC Infectious Diseases 2008 8:54   doi:10.1186/1471-2334-8-54

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