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Tick Bites

  • By: Alfonso J. Rodriguez-Morales M.D., M.Sc. & Carlos Franco-Paredes M.D., M.P.H.
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Health
  • Edited by: Yawei Zhang
  • Subject:Public Health (general), Public Health Education & Health Promotion

A tick bite is the resulting injury from a tick sting, which could produce a local inflammatory reaction, a systemic toxemia, or after an incubation period, a tick-borne disease such as those caused by virus, rickettsias, bacteria, and protozoans. Ticks are ...

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