According to the Italian Health Ministry the most affected regions are in the north: Friuli Venezia Giulia, Liguria, Veneto, Emilia Romagna and Trentino Alto Adige, while the south of Italy reported few cases.
Recent studies demonstrated that this problem is not limited to wild areas, but involves also plains and suburban zones.
The progressive climate change has probably promoted the growth of tick species in Italy and many experts think that the reported cases will probably rise.
A tick bite can occur in any season, but ticks are particularly common from early Spring to late Summer!
After long walks in the hot city centre of Milan, who wouldn’t fancy the freshness of hiking in Italy, maybe on one of the countless trails of the Dolomites?
Enjoy the breeze but don’t lower your guard! Just like you, tiny and seemingly harmless monsters enjoy the humidity of trees and parks.
These little rascals are also known as ticks, arachnids that feed on blood to survive.
Let’s start from the basics…