Section: Hands on
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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.
C/ Juan Boscan, 15-4º C. 26006 Logroño, La Rioja.
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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
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