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Tick-borne diseases

 

 INFOGRAPHIC: SMALL BITES, BIG PROBLEMS. TICK-BORNE DISEASES IN EUROPE

 
 

 TICKS

 
Hyalomma marginatum
Hyalomma marginatum ​A hard tick species in southern Europe, southern Asia and Africa.  Can transmit Crimean congo haemorrhagic fever.
 Ixodes ricinus​
Ixodes ricinus An indigenous hard tick species having a wide geographical distribution throughout Europe. Vector for TBE and Lyme.
 

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 KEY MESSAGES

 
Ticks can carry disease
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.
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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