Tick-borne diseases

Peer-Reviewed Publication

An updated meta-analysis of the distribution and prevalence of Borrelia burgdorferi s.l. in ticks in Europe

Dec 2018

Peer-Reviewed Publication

Tick-borne encephalitis in Europe, 2012 to 2016

Nov 2018

Publication

Synergies in community and institutional public health emergency preparedness for tick-borne diseases in Spain

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How communities can collaborate with institutions during public health emergencies: Case studies focusing on tick-borne diseases

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Peer-Reviewed Publication

Tick-borne encephalitis in Europe, 2012 to 2016

Nov 2018

Publication

Synergies in community and institutional public health emergency preparedness for tick-borne diseases in the Netherlands

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Synergies in community and institutional public health emergency preparedness for tick-borne diseases in Spain

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Communicable disease threats report, 12-18 August 2018, week 33

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Get ready for the tick season: ECDC updated communication toolkit on tick-borne diseases in Europe

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New overview of surveillance data on tick-borne encephalitis in EuropeArchived

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European Commission decision to add tick-borne encephalitis to the list of communicable diseases to be covered by epidemiological surveillanceArchived

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ECDC launches maps on the distribution of tick species in EuropeArchived

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Table 1. Confirmed TBE cases: number and rate per 100 000 population, EU/EEA, 2010–2014

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Figure 3. Confirmed TBE cases, by age and gender, EU/EEA, 2014

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Figure 2. Confirmed TBE cases per 100 000 population, EU/EEA, 2014

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Figure 4. Seasonal distribution of confirmed TBE cases, EU/EEA, 2014 compared with 2010−2013

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Tick-borne diseases

Disease / public health area

Alkhurma haemorrhagic fever

Alkhurma haemorrhagic fever is a viral haemorrhagic disease reported mainly in Saudi Arabia. Transmission is through tick bites and contact with infected blood.

Disease / public health area

Babesiosis

Babesiosis is an illness caused by a parasite, which infects and destroys the red blood cells. The disease is transmitted mainly by ticks, vector in Europe is mainly Ixodes ricinus.

Disease / public health area

Borreliosis

Borreliosis/Lyme disease is transmitted by the bite of infected ticks. Most cases can be treated with antibiotics. No vaccine is available.

Disease / public health area

Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever

Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever is an emerging pathogen in Europe. Outbreaks have a case fatality rate between 5% and 40%. There is no validated therapy and no safe vaccine.

Disease / public health area

Human granulocytic anaplasmosis

Human granulocytic anaplasmosis (HGA) is a tick-borne infection caused by the bacterium Anaplasma phagocytophilum, a small bacterium infecting typically neutrophils transmitted by Ixodes ticks.

Disease / public health area

Rickettsiosis

Rickettsiosis/rickettsioses are a group of diseases generally caused by species of Rickettsia. Most of the Rickettsioses are transmitted by ticks.

Disease / public health area

Tick-borne encephalitis

Tickborne encephalitis (TBE) is a viral infectious disease that attacks the central nervous system and can result in long-term neurological symptoms, and even death.

Disease / public health area

Tick-borne relapsing fever

Tick-borne relapsing fever is transmitted to humans through the bite of infected soft ticks. The disease is characterised by relapsing or recurring episodes of fever, often accompanied by headache, muscle and joint aches and nausea.

Related diseases

Disease / public health area

Mosquito-borne diseases

Disease / public health area

Sandfly-borne diseases

Disease / public health area

Louse-borne diseases

Disease programmes and networks

Emerging and Vector-borne Diseases Programme

European network for sharing data on the geographic distribution of arthropod vectors, transmitting human and animal disease agents (VectorNet)

Peer-reviewed publications

Peer-Reviewed Publication

Estimating the annual burden of tick-borne encephalitis to inform vaccination policy, Slovenia, 2009 to 2013

Jan 2017

Peer-Reviewed Publication

Surveillance perspective on Lyme borreliosis across the European Union and European Economic Area

Jan 2017

Peer-Reviewed Publication

Biosafety standards for working with crimean-congo hemorrhagic fever virus

Jan 2016

Peer-Reviewed Publication

European survey on laboratory preparedness, response and diagnostic capacity for crimean-congo haemorrhagic fever, 2012

Jan 2014