The ticks transmit the Borrelia bacteria through a bite.
With the rising temperatures of spring, the risk of infection with Lyme disease through tick bites unfortunately also increases. Since you can protect yourself with vaccination against Tick-Borne Encephalitis (TBE) but not against Lyme disease, you should be especially careful during the tick season.
Lyme disease is an infectious disease caused by bacteria. The transmission usually occurs through ticks infected with the bacterial species “Borrelia burgdorferi”. These are found in large parts of Europe and in all German states. Lyme disease can affect various body organs, for example, the skin, nervous system, and heart. If the nervous system is affected, it is called neuroborreliosis. The disease progresses in different stages, lasting from months to years. There are three stages of the disease. The symptoms vary from headache to Lyme arthritis. Lyme disease can usually be treated effectively with the timely use of antibiotics.
However, the best protection against Lyme disease is to avoid tick bites: