Virus Attack

According to calendar is deepest winter, but the weather is already crazy. The temperatures are rising, and with the mild winter increases the risk of a tick rich summer time. In the spring, it is again: the tick go on the hunt. As a food source, the parasites are looking for a host, they bite at one point with as thin skin and then he can suck blood. For the host, which is uncomfortable, but not actually dangerous.

Actually, because many ticks carry the pathogen for TBE of a viral illness that can be fatal. Begins with a small prick there are ticks in most cases stalking hunters. On grass or leaves you waiting up to a height of about one and a half meters. A mammal of them passes, drop them and find an unprotected skin area, where they can drink. Their sharp biting tools to penetrate this almost unnoticed.

The victim didn’t notice the process of drinking. The tick drink as much blood as it can. The blood is digested to all usable Components are sucked out. Because the tick but has no excretory organ, she chokes back out the useless components of the blood. The tick of the TBE germ is affected, this finding is in out parents blood and infects the host. TBE the tick-borne of encephalitis encephalitis (lat., inflammation of the brain) is caused by a virus. Around 70 to 80 percent of affected patients show no symptoms. Symptomatic patients have first flu-like symptoms such as headache and body aches, accompanied by fever. After about a week, the fever subsides, returns but a few days later just as fiercely. The virus infects the central nervous system at this stage of the disease and then settles in the brain. There, it can cause brain, skin and brain inflammation. Sufferers show often reinforced head pain, nausea and vomiting in this stage of the disease. The virus primarily for elderly people is dangerous. Therefore is just for the elderly and small Children a vaccination recommended, if they reside in an area with high risk of TBE. The doctor can assess when vaccination is applied. Remove ticks as quickly as possible to prevent a contagion should no way be left the tick, in the blood stream of the host to give back the pathogen. Long clothes help walks in field and Hall, to allow ticks do not only on the human skin. After the hike, a thorough investigation of all skin partieren should take place. Just hidden bodies with thinner skin such as the inside of the knees, armpits and pubic area, as well as the navel, much attention should be paid here. If a tick is found, they can be drizzled never with glue or wax, to remove them. In agony, the tick would be forced to choke off their stomach contents only right. Instead it with fingernails or tweezers is packed so that her whole body with a twist of the body can be pulled out. Check in each case, that the Biting tools have been removed from the site of the bite. Torn biting tools can cause nasty infections. More tips on the subject of tick bites and insect bites Tom Wessner