CAMPAIGN MATERIALS TO RAISE AWARENESS ON TICK-BORNE DISEASES AND PREVENT THEIR SPREAD
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 material is designed to direct key messages on tick-borne diseases and their prevention at four specific and pre-identified audiences for whom the campaign materials can be particularly relevant.
- general public living in endemic areas
- healthcare practitioners
The material is designed to inform the audience on
- how to avoid ticks bites
- how to recognised the habitats where ticks can be found
- how to recognise and correctly remove ticks
- tick-borne diseases preventive methods and treatments
- how to recognising the diseases and its phases
Our materials can be adapted according to your language, cultural specificities and campaign focus. The files are provided in:
- PDF flattened format for easy reproduction: this format can be used to view the material and for printing purposes
- Adobe InDesign format for professional use: this format can be used to modify the layout and/or the text
- Word files: this format can be used to facilitate translation in your language
Infographic : Small bites, big problems: Tick-borne diseases in Europe
An adaptable version of the infographic (In Design 5.5) is available upon request. Please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photo library of ticks species
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.
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Disclaimer and copyright notice: This toolkit and the prototype products are provided for information purposes only and should not be interpreted as official advice from ECDC. Information contained in the materials may need to be updated in the future as new evidence becomes available.
This material has been created under a contract. ECDC is the copyright owner of the material created under contract, unless otherwise specifically indicated. In accordance with the copyright policy of the Centre, free use of the material for non-commercial purposes is allowed without need of prior authorization and as long as ECDC logo or reference is included. Please be aware that certain parts of the material are licensed under conditions to the ECDC and, therefore, the licensed material shall not be used outside the specific purpose of the campaign. If a private entity is involved in any way in organizing, sponsoring or supporting by any other means the campaign, please be aware that use of the material is allowed as long as the purpose of the event is non-commercial.
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