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Table 1 The categories of prevalence in questing ticks of the most frequently reported species of Borrelia spp. in the target territory

From: An updated meta-analysis of the distribution and prevalence of Borrelia burgdorferi s.l. in ticks in Europe

Category Borrelia afzelii Borrelia garinii Borrelia valaisiana
Absent 42 55 65
Very low 106 143 116
Low 131 123 91
Medium 132 99 70
High 66 74 21
Very high 81 58 10
Total 558 552 373
  1. Categories are “absent” (< 1%), “very low” (1–4%), “low” (4–9%), “medium” (9–21%), “high” (21–46%) and “very high” (> 46%)