Contact your family doctor as soon as possible.
Various pathogens can be transmitted by ticks. The most widespread and best-known diseases in the northern Hemisphere are borreliosis and tick-borne encephalitis (TBE).
Lyme borreliosis can be transmitted by infected ticks throughout Switzerland. The FOPH has declared Switzerland as a TBE risk area, except for the cantons of Geneva and Ticino.
When going for walks, forest excursions and hikes, the best way to protect yourself from ticks is with: Long trousers and closed shoes. Put socks over your trousers Wear light-colored clothes
Borreliosis analysis: 74.30 CHF*TBE analysis: 118.50 CHF*Both analyses together: 192.80 CHF* (*incl. VAT)
The best way is to use pressure-seal bags that can be sealed airtight at the top. Place the tick in a pressure seal bag, seal it well, place the bag with the tick in a normal envelope, seal the envelope and send it by post to Biolytix AG.
Yes, Lyme disease and TBE can be detected in the tick for up to one year.