“A tick does not need to feed for a long time to pass on the infection.”

Baxter put out a great article on tick borne infections with many good points such as:

“TBE is transmitted through the saliva of infected ticks. Nevertheless, a tick does not need to feed for a long time to pass on the infection – a short feed may suffice to transmit the virus. Tick bites often go unnoticed, which may be the main reason why persons cannot remember having been bitten by a tick.”

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