Species which are pathogenic to mustelids include:
- Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato
This parasite can be transmitted to humans, where it causes Lyme disease across the USA, Europe and Asia.
- Gern L & Sell K (2009) Isolation of Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato from the skin of the European badger (Meles meles) in Switzerland. Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis 9(2):207-208
- Beichel E et al (1996) Tick infestation patterns and prevalence of Borrelia burgdorferi in ticks collected at a veterinary clinic in Germany. Vet Parasitol 65(1-2):147-155