NewsInvasive tick in Rhineland-Palatinate transmits deadly disease

Invasive tick in Rhineland-Palatinate transmits deadly disease

Created: 08/17/2022, 11:40 am

Gemeiner Holzbock und Hyalomma marginatum
The ticks of the common wood tick (left, Ixodes ricinus) and Hyalomma marginatum lie side by side for size comparison. Findings of several tropical ticks in Germany worry researchers. © Lidia Chitimia-Dobler/dpa

Hyalomma ticks like dry heat, actually live in Africa – but are also appearing more and more frequently in this country. Read here what consequences a bite can have:

Rhineland-Palatinate – When biologists speak of invasive animal species, they mean species that spread in an ecosystem in which they are not otherwise native. This happens again and again in a wide variety of ways – and affects a wide variety of species. This summer, it is tropical ticks that are causing researchers concern. They appear more and more in the southwest.
LUDWIGSHAFEN24 reports on the dangers posed by the African Hyalomma tick.

The hot and dry summer weather favors the spread of a tick species that has so far been native mainly to Africa. (mko)

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