[The biology of the Ixodes ricinus tick].

@article{Gern2005TheBO,
  title={[The biology of the Ixodes ricinus tick].},
  author={L. E. Gern},
  journal={Therapeutische Umschau. Revue therapeutique},
  year={2005},
  volume={62 11},
  pages={
          707-12
        }
}
  • L. E. Gern
  • Published in Therapeutische Umschau. Revue therapeutique 2005
More than 800 tick species have been reported world-wide however only about 30 tick species feed on humans, among them Ixodes ricinus, which is the most frequent tick species biting humans in Europe. It is the vector of Borrelia burgdorferi, which causes Lyme disease and of the tick-borne encephalitis virus. I. ricinus ticks pass through three developmental stages: larvae, nymphs and adults (females and males). More than 300 animal species have been reported as natural hosts for I. ricinus and… CONTINUE READING

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