Abstract and Introduction
Ticks can transmit a variety of viruses, bacteria or parasites that can cause serious infections or conditions in humans and animals. While tick-borne diseases are becoming an increasing and serious problem in Europe, tick-borne diseases are also responsible for major depressions in livestock production and mortality in sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America and Asia. This review will focus on the most important circulating tick-transmitted pathogens in Europe (Borrelia spp., Anaplasma phagocytophilum, Babesia spp., tick-borne encephalitis virus, Rickettsia spp. and Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus).
Expert Rev Anti Infect Ther. 2010;8(1):33-50. © 2010 Expert Reviews Ltd.
Cite this: A Clear and Present Danger: Tick-borne Diseases in Europe - Medscape - Jan 01, 2010.