Ticks: The Real Vampires (2000)

Langbein & Skalnik Media

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Beginning with the first occurrences in the village of Lyme, Connecticut in the 70s, to the identification of the virus in the mid 80s, to the unmasking of borreliosis as a true epidemic and the reason behind widespread ailments such as rheumatism, nerve paralysis and heart diseases in the 90s.Next to the Malaria-carrying mosquito, the tick is the most dangerous animal carrier of diseases worldwide. But unlike the mosquito, the dangers carried by ticks are extremely complex. Doctors have only recently discovered the extent of the real threat posed by these bloodsuckers, these tiny vampires. They carry viruses, bacteria, and one-celled animals or nematodes. At least ten diseases have their main or even sole origin brought on by ticks. Some of the bacteria (Borrelia, Rickets, Ehrlichien) have adapted to the life cycle of the tick during the cause of evolution.
Ticks: The Real Vampires has been filmed on two continents – Europe and North America. It is comprised of two action curves. ... (read more)

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