Photo library of ticks species

Image Toolkit material

The library offers high-quality photos of ticks species (Dermacentor reticulatus, Ixodes ricinus, Rhipicephalus sanguineus) for illustration of communication materials on tick-borne diseases. The original source of the photos should be cited, please read the copyright notice.


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Useful information: The library offers photos of different ticks species. When selecting a photo for your communication material, please consider that different ticks can carry different diseases:

- Tick-borne encephalitis: It is transmitted by the bite of several species of infected ticks, including Ixodes ricinus and Ixodes persulcatus, or through the non-pasteurized milk of infected cows, goats, etc. 

- Tick-borne relapsing fever: It is transmitted by the bite of Ornithodoros ticks.

- Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever: Tick species that have been identified as infected with this virus include Hyalomma marginatum, Dermacentor reticulatus, and Rhipicephalus bursa.

 - Lyme borreliosis: Hard-bodied ticks of the genus Ixodes are the main vectors of Lyme disease. 

Read more on the ECDC website


Communication toolkit on tick-borne diseases and preventive measures

Communication toolkit -

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.