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Bitten by a tick - what should I do? Advice on removing ticks. The Switzerland and Liechtenstein risk map shows where you might be bitten by a tick. You can determine the current tick risk for your location and record bites that happen outdoors in the tick diary. Using the reminder function you can compare visible indications of a Lyme disease infection with pictures of symptoms. The information provided about ticks allows you to protect yourself against tick bites, to monitor bites on your body and to seek a doctor's advice at the first sign of a Lyme disease infection.

Risk areas for the second most frequent tick-borne disease, Tick Borne Encephalitis (TBE), are indicated on the official map provided by the Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH).

In the information section you can find out more about the biology of ticks, as well as learn interesting details about the life cycle and sturcture of the largest mite, Ixodes Ricinus, the Castor bean tick or Wood tick.
Developed at Zurich University of Applied Sciences, ZHAW, Institute of Natural Resource Sciences. With specialist support from the Federal Office of Public Health, the National Reference Centre for Tick-Borne Diseases and the Swiss League for Patients with Tick-borne Diseases.