WHAT IS A TICK?
A tick is an eight legged animal that can be divided into two groups. There are hard ticks and soft ticks. Ticks require blood in order to survive and will feed on the blood of nearly all animals, including humans.
The tick typically attaches itself to low bushes and waits for an animal or human. When an animal or human passes the tick it will climb onto the animal or human and immediately bites through the skin of the host and starts to suck blood from the animal or human. This is the stage when diseases can be transmitted from the tick to the host (animal or human).
WHAT IS CONGO FEVER?
Congo Fever is an acute, highly infectious, notifiable disease transmitted by a bont-legged tick.