Tick-borne relapsing fever
Tick-borne relapsing fever (TBRF) is a disease caused by several species of spiral-shaped bacteria (spirochaetes) that are transmitted to humans through the bite of infected soft ticks. At least six TBRF species are known to occur in Europe or close to its boundaries. The greatest endemic risk in Europe lies in the Iberian peninsula, particularly in the Mediterranean part.
Information on ticks
Geographical distribution of tick species in Europe, including Ixodes Ricinus, vector of babesiosis.
How to prevent tick bites?
The risk of tick-borne infections is reduced by avoiding tick bites and removing ticks from the body.