Which Diseases Transmitted By Ticks?


Ticks are important vectors for infectious diseases in terms of being able to transmit viral and bacterial factors that they carry to children or adults who come to the region for different purposes, because they are found in many areas in the regions where there are woodland or forest areas. In our country, especially Crimean Congo hemorrhagic fever, which has been encountered in recent years, can be transferred or transmitted to individuals with certain diseases such as lyme disease.

Where are ticks located.

Since ticks feed on blood, they can be found on almost all animals, wild and domestic animals, and can easily be passed from these animals to humans. These creatures have to suck blood for feeding, and if they suck blood for 6-8 hours from the individuals they hold on to, they can easily transfer bacteria or viral factors they carry to their bodies and cause some serious infectious diseases to begin.

Therefore, if ticks are noticed, it is important to remove them as soon as possible.
The periods when ticks are active are usually spring and summer. Therefore, it should be kept in mind that ticks can be kept in rural activities or activities in picnics and similar areas during this period, and it is useful for individuals to review their bodies and skin whether there is a tick or not. If the tick is stuck, it is very important to remove this tick from the skin as soon as possible to prevent these diseases.