Borrelia burgdorferi, the cause of Lyme disease, is the most well-known and dangerous bacterium that may be present in a tick. This disease can eventually lead to various health complaints. A red ring around the bite area may be one of the first symptoms of Lyme disease. To minimise the risk of infection, ensure that the tick is removed within 8 hours. Remove the entire tick and then disinfect the bite area with alcohol.
Tip! Are you in a risk area? If so, check yourself, your partner and your children regularly.