Epidemiological situation in Europe
Epidemiological situation of rickettsioses in EU/EFTA countries, including country profiles, key affected areas, statistics by age and genderRead report
How to prevent tick bites?
The risk of tick-borne infections is reduced by avoiding tick bites and removing ticks from the body.View personal protective measures
Geographical distribution of tick species in Europe, including Ixodes Ricinus, vector of babesiosis.View maps
Ixodes ricinus ticks
Ixodes ricinus are sensitive to climatic conditions, requiring a relative humidity of at least 80%, they are primarily observed across Europe in deciduous woodland and mixed forest. Ixodes can transmit rickettsiosis.Read factsheet