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Tick-borne diseases

 

 VECTORS

 
A hard tick species occurring in
southern Europe, southern Asia and Africa. 
 
An indigenous hard tick species having a wide geographical distribution throughout Europe.
 

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Ticks themselves do not cause disease but if a tick is infected with a virus or bacterium, then that pathogen can be transmitted through the tick’s bite and cause disease in humans

 
2. Tick-borne diseases are preventable
The risk of tick-borne infections is reduced by avoiding tick bites and removing ticks from the body. There are effective and safe vaccines against the TBE virus.
 
 

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