Castor Bean Tick


Vector of Disease

The Castor bean tick is an important vector of Lyme disease and in Western and Central Europe of tick-borne encephalitis (TBE). Besides these two pathogens further viral, bacterial and protozoal pathogens of importance among others for humans and cattle or sheep can be transmitted.

Since the unfed ticks can survive for several weeks in areas with sufficient humidity at the base of the vegetation, disease transmission can occur at any time during the warmer months of the year.


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Clinical Sessions

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