Tick-borne disease research

2,70 EUR

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Mint stamp
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Mint gutter pair. A gutter pair is torn from the centre of a stamp sheet and consists of two stamps with two blank fields between them. A sheet of stamps usually holds 3-5 gutter pairs. Åland Post is one of a few postal administrations in the world that offers gutter pairs.
Cancelled gutter pair. A gutter pair is torn from the centre of a stamp sheet and consists of two stamps with two blank fields between them. A sheet of stamps usually holds 3-5 gutter pairs. Åland Post is one of a few postal administrations in the world that offers gutter pairs.
A gutter pair strip is a complete strip of all the gutter pairs from a sheet, normally holding 3-5 gutter pairs, totalling 6-10 stamps.
A full sheet is a complete sheet of stamps, usually between 24 and 40 stamps. All stamps that are not issued in the form of miniature sheets, booklets and self-adhesives may be ordered as full sheets.

Product description

  • Peter Bergström
  • Johanna Finne
  • 06.09.2022
  • €2.70
  • 45 000
  • 30x40mm
  • 2x12 stamps
  • 13 per 2 cm
  • 4-colour offset + UV coating
  • Cartor Security Printing
  • On a background of elongated spirochetes of the bacterium borrelia, the stamp shows an adult female tick and a schematic picture of antibodies, which laboratory technicians try to detect when analyzing blood samples. On the sheet, you can see the different lifecycle stages of the tick: larva, nymph, and adult. Tick-borne diseases are increasing worldwide, and Lyme disease is the world’s most common tick-related disease. It is caused by the borrelia burgdorferi bacterium which is transmitted through tick bites. Åland has one of the highest incidences of infections in the world. Still, less than 10 % of ticks carry bacteria and, even so, the infection is not always transmitted. Åland researchers have made important contributions to this field of research, which has been dominated by finding a reliable method for detecting active Lyme disease. PLEASE NOTE! DELIVERY AFTER DATE OF ISSUE