Problem

Tick-borne rickettsioses


Experimental visualization of narrower problems
Other Names:
Tick-borne rickettsiosis
Nature:
These diseases in humans are caused by infective organisms transmitted in the bite of a tick. Humans are dead-end or tangential hosts for tick-borne viruses and do not play a significant role in their natural maintenance and dissemination. The vertebrate host spectrum varies for each virus; generally, the host population comprises particular species of smaller vertebrates with high population-replacement rates, such as birds or rodents, but larger mammals also can become infected.
Broader Problems:
Rickettsiae
Tick-borne diseases
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-being
Date of last update
12.01.2000 – 00:00 CET