Factsheet on tick-borne encephalitis, for healthcare professionals


The factsheet provides concise key information on tick-borne encephalitis for medical purposes. They are appropriate for use in both endemic as well as non-endemic member states, as healthcare professionals in non-endemic countries may meet patients
who have been infected while travelling abroad (imported cases). The factsheets contain vital information related to diagnosis and treatment of patients who present with symptoms. (Adaptable templates available)


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The material can be adapted according to your language, cultural specificities and campaign focus. The files are provided in:

  • PDF flattened format for easy reproduction: this format can be used  to view the material and for printing purposes
  • Adobe InDesign format for professional use (Zip file): this format can be used to modify the layout and/or the text
  • Word files: this format can be used to facilitate translation in your language

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Communication toolkit on tick-borne diseases and preventive measures

Communication toolkit - 1 Jan 2015

This toolkit aims to assist EU Member States in devising communication activities to raise awareness about the health threats related to ticks, as well as promoting preventive measures to reduce the risk of developing tick-borne diseases. The toolkit targets children, travellers, the general public, and health practitioners.

Factsheets on tick-borne diseases

Factsheet on Human granulocytic anaplasmosis

Human granulocytic anaplasmosis (HGA) is a tick-borne infection caused by the bacterium Anaplasma phagocytophilum, a small bacterium infecting typically neutrophils transmitted by Ixodes ticks.

Factsheet about Borreliosis

Borreliosis, also known as Lyme disease, is caused by the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi and is transmitted to humans by the bite of infected ticks. If left untreated, infection can spread to joints, the heart, and the nervous system. Most cases of Borreliosis can be treated successfully with a few weeks of antibiotics. No vaccine against Borreliosis is currently available.

Facts about tickborne relapsing fever

Tickborne relapsing fever (TBRF) is transmitted to humans through the bite of infected soft ticks. The disease is characterised by relapsing or recurring episodes of fever, often accompanied by headache, muscle and joint aches and nausea.

Facts about babesiosis

Babesiosis is an illness mainly spread by ticks. View information on symptoms, ticks carrying the infectious agent, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment.