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Table 4 Prevalence of tick species form cattle and pasture and status of infection with Rickettsia africae in Caquba and Lucingweni localities in OR Tambo District, Eastern Cape province of South Africa

From: Knowledge, attitudes and practices on African tick bite fever of rural livestock communities living in a livestock-wildlife interface area in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa

Tick species Caquba Lucingweni
Abundance(%) Pathogen identified Abundance(%) Pathogen identified
Amblyomma hebraeum 233 (46.2) Rickettsia africae
Rhipicephalus (Boophilus)spp. 182 (36.1) 191 (67.3)
Rhipicephalus appendiculatus 89 (17.7) 93 (32.7)
  1. – = No Rickettsia africae identified