Ticks and tick-borne diseases
Advice about tick-borne infections, protecting yourself against bites and vaccination.
The sheep tick (Ixodes ricinus) is considered the main transmitter of infection among bloodsucking insects in Northern Europe. If you are bitten, you should remove the tick within a day.
TBE is caused by infection of the central nervous system with the tick-borne encephalitis virus. The virus is transmitted by tick bites.
Diseases spread by tick bites are an increasing problem in Norway. Lyme borreliosis and tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) are the most common, but other diseases can also be spread.