TABLE 3

Polymicrobial infections detected in I. scapularis ticks

Polymicrobial infectionsNo. (%) of coinfected I. scapularis ticks
Spring (n = 198)Fall (n = 480)Total (n = 678)
Two pathogens
    B. burgdorferi-B. miyamotoi2 (1)6 (1)8 (1)
    B. burgdorferi-A. phagocytophilum11 (6)39 (8)50 (7)
    B. burgdorferi-B. microti20 (10)41 (8)61 (9)
    B. burgdorferi-POWV2 (1)1 (0.2)3 (0.4)
    B. miyamotoi-A. phagocytophilum3 (0.6)3 (0.4)
    B. miyamotoi-B. microti1 (0.2)1 (0.1)
Three pathogens
    B. burgdorferi-B. miyamotoi-A. phagocytophilum2 (0.4)2 (0.3)
    B. burgdorferi-A. phagocytophilum-B. microti5 (2)2 (0.4)7 (1)
    B. burgdorferi-B. microti-POWV2 (1)1 (0.2)3 (0.4)
    A. phagocytophilum-B. microti-POWV1 (0.2)1 (0.1)
Four pathogens
    B. burgdorferi-B. miyamotoi-A. phagocytophilum-B. microti1 (0.2)1 (0.1)