Metas de Enfermería

Metas de Enfermería

JULIO 2008 N° 6 Volumen 11

Tick bite: disease transmission, prevention and approach

Section: Hands on

How to quote

Peña Pachón LI. Mordedura por garrapata: transmisión de enfermedades, prevencion y abordaje. Metas de Enferm jul/ago 2008; 11(6): 8-11


Lucía Inmaculada Peña Pachón


Diplomada en Enfermería del Complejo San Salvador. Oña, Burgos.

Contact address

C/ Juan Boscan, 15-4º C. 26006 Logroño, La Rioja.

Contact email: luciapenapa@hotmail.com


Outdoor lovers who spend most of their time in nature are at risk of
being infected by tick-borne zoonosis. An increased incidence of these di­seases has been recorded in Spain due to climatic changes and an increase in pet population.
This article revises the aetiology and symptoms of four tick-borne di­seases that are transmitted to humans through bites with incidence in our geographic area: mediterranean spotted fever, Lyme disease (borreliosis), Q fever and tularemia.
Additionally, prevention measures and steps to take once the bite has occurred are also described and the importance of the population’s health education on this issue is highlighted.


zoonosis; tick; infectious diseases; health educationprevention

Versión en Español


Mordedura por garrapata: transmisión de enfermedades, prevención y abordaje