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Dangers caused by ticks

Ticks can harbor a variety of pathogens and transmit these when they bite. These pathogens can lead to some serious illnesses.

Ticks can harbor a variety of pathogens and transmit these when they bite. These can lead to some serious illnesses, one of which is tick-borne encephalitis (TBE).

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.

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.

Other diseases

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".