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Volume 25, Number 4—April 2019

Seroprevalence of Borrelia burgdorferi, B. miyamotoi, and Powassan Virus in Residents Bitten by Ixodes Ticks, Maine, USA

Robert P. Smith, Susan P. EliasComments to Author , Catherine E. Cavanaugh, Charles B. Lubelczyk, Eleanor H. Lacombe, Janna Brancato, Hester Doyle, Peter W. Rand, Gregory D. Ebel, and Peter J. Krause
Author affiliations: Maine Medical Center Research Institute, Scarborough, Maine, USA (R.P. Smith, Jr., S.P. Elias, C.B. Lubelczyk, E.H. Lacombe, P.W. Rand); Lincoln Health, Damariscotta, Maine, USA (C.E. Cavanaugh); Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA (G.D. Ebel); Yale School of Public Health, New Haven, Connecticut, USA (J. Brancato, P.J. Krause); Yale School of Medicine, New Haven (H. Doyle, P.J. Krause)

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Table 2

Seropositivity of tick-bitten persons for Borrelia burgdoferi, B. miyamotoi, and Powassan virus, Maine, USA, 2014*

Pathogen, antibody test result No. (%) database persons, n = 190 No. (%) family of database persons, n = 40 No. (%) total, n = 230
B. burgdorferi
Positive 26 (13.7) 6 (15.0) 32 (13.9)
164 (86.3)
34 (85.0)
198 (86.1)
B. miyamotoi
Positive 4 (2.1) 2 (5.0) 6 (2.6)
186 (97.9)
38 (95.0)
224 (97.4)
B. burgdorferi/B. miyamotoi
Positive 2 (1.1) 0 2 (0.9)
190 (98.9)
40 (100.0)
228 (99.1)
Powassan virus
Positive 0 1 (2.5) 1 (0.4)
Negative 190 (100.0) 39 (97.5) 229 (99.6)

*Database persons refers to tick-bitten persons who had submitted their ticks to a tick identification program in Maine. Family of database persons were database person family members who reported being bitten by a blacklegged tick during 2009–2013.

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