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Ticks, Lyme & Co.

This little book takes stock of ticks and the danger they represent for human and veterinary health. Not all ticks are dangerous and not all of them transmit disease. But when it is the case these affections can be disabling and dangerous. Knowing them and knowing how they live and develop is essential to protect yourself from them. Knowing how to react in the event of a bite is essential. This is the aim of this very comprehensive little book written by two great names in French research.


Blood-sucking arthropods, responsible for the spread of sometimes fatal diseases, are our most formidable enemies. Ticks, which are worthy representatives, attack animals as well as humans. They both cause potentially serious harm. However, since the creation of insecticides in the early 1930s, the population has lost interest in ticks. Yet they remain a major health problem. Indeed, like mosquitoes, they are likely to transmit diseases that modern medicine cannot necessarily cure. Among these, Lyme disease is the subject of growing attention from the medical profession and public authorities.

However, ticks are numerous, varied and widespread in our leisure areas. They are also in our close environments and sometimes inside our homes. In any case, only careful prevention and early reaction can avoid complications.

Also read: Tick bites

It is still necessary to know how to identify them and apply the right actions in good time. Knowing the animal, its functioning, the dangers it conveys, is a preventive measure. This makes it possible to fight within the homes more effectively. What to do when you go out in the forest, in which environment does the tick rage? How to get rid of a tick ?

In this threesome that associates the reservoir, the vector and the host, the role of each and the interactions that bind them are sometimes difficult to grasp.

Authors: Sarah Bonnet & Nathalie Boulanger

Cover of the book Tiques, Lyme & Cie

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