Details of tick collection, B. vogeli detection and meteorological records in Gard. Gard is an area recently supposed to be a hot spot of Babesia vogeli infection in southern France . a Number of R. sanguineus, D. reticulatus and Ixodes ricinus collected each month from dogs and number of canine babesiosis cases caused by B. vogeli.
b Number of R. sanguineus collected each month and mean monthly temperature and rainfall. Only ticks retrieved from dogs in veterinary clinics were included in the analysis to avoid potential bias due to the high number of ticks obtained during sampling campaigns in kennels or the environment