Number of tick bite increases by 30%


#weetjijveel #tekenbeet #procentueletoename #rivm #gezondheid The RIVM today revealed that since 2010 there has been an increase of 30% that people have a tick bite.
Every year 1.5 million people in the Netherlands are bitten by a tick.
That the number has probably increased because of the ever higher temperatures in the Netherlands and has promoted the growth of the number of ticks. Due to the coronacrisis, many people stay at home this year too. As a result, it is quite possible that the number of tick bites will be even higher.
You usually get a tick bite in the months of June and July.
A tick bite can cause Lyme disease.
Lyme disease is an infectious disease that damages the nervous system.
Every year there are 27,000 people who get Lyme disease. Most can be treated with an antibiotic, but there is also a group of people who hold lasting complaints.
An app has been developed that warns you of ticks. You can also see, among other things, where the risk areas are located.