Ticks can harbor a variety of pathogens and transmit these when they bite. These pathogens can lead to some serious illnesses.
Tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) is a disease caused by the TBE virus and causes patients to suffer meningitis, meningoencephalitis or meningoencephalomyelitis. TBE can be fatal.
Lyme disease (borreliosis)
Lyme borreliosis is an infectious disease caused by the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi. The bacteria can affect the nervous system, the joints and organs, as well as the tissue.
There are more than 50 additional tick-associated diseases worldwide. However, most of these are very uncommon. One example is babesiosis, also known as "dog malaria".