Definition of tick-borne in US English:



  • Transmitted or carried by ticks.

    ‘babesiosis is a tick-borne, malaria-like disease’
    • ‘The introduction of cattle-dipping to combat East Coast fever, a tick-borne disease, was equally fraught.’
    • ‘A warming climate will increase the range and incidence of tropical diseases such as malaria and tick-borne encephalitis.’
    • ‘Heartwater is a tick-borne disease, which has been a scourge of South African livestock owners for over a hundred years.’
    • ‘Avoiding these areas will reduce the probability of exposure to tick-borne diseases.’
    • ‘For your patients who frequent the woods, tick-borne disease should be a consideration.’
    • ‘What I'm worried about is all of those bacteria that live in tick guts and get regurgitated into their victim's blood stream, causing all manner of tick-borne diseases.’
    • ‘Which one of the following statements about the clinical presentation of tick-borne relapsing fever is correct?’
    • ‘Contact your vet asap to have her checked for tick-borne diseases, and to discuss how to treat the infestation.’
    • ‘Next month the first ever conference into tick-borne disease is being held at Hull University, attracting experts from all over the world.’
    • ‘A 2002 outbreak of tick-borne relapsing fever in Montana - the first confirmation of relapsing fever in the state - has led to the discovery of a bacterium and species of tick not known previously to exist in Montana.’
    • ‘The best method of limiting tick-borne diseases is preventing tick bites.’
    • ‘Sheep and deer ticks can transmit Lyme disease and tick-borne encephalitis, and seabird ticks can carry psittacosis.’
    • ‘Tick-borne encephalitis, also known as spring-summer encephalitis, is a tick-borne viral infection that causes inflammation of the central nervous system.’
    • ‘People who spend time in areas where tick bites are common, either through work or recreation, are at higher risk of getting tick-borne diseases.’
    • ‘Family physicians should consider tick-borne diseases when patients present with influenza-like symptoms.’
    • ‘Persons who remove attached ticks should be monitored closely for signs and symptoms of tick-borne diseases for up to 30 days.’
    • ‘Lyme disease is the leading cause of tick-borne infectious illness in the U.S. with about 16,000 cases reported annually.’
    • ‘If I had a dog who'd already had a tick-borne illness, I'd use a really reliable tick preventative (possibly year-round, depending on where you live, ticks are hardy little horrors).’
    • ‘Table 1 summarizes the most common tick-borne diseases.’
    • ‘The other danger of rearing imported species of cattle lies in the prevalence of diseases affecting animals such as foot and mouth, corridor, tick-borne and mad cow diseases.’