Yes, BUT. The bite of a tick itself won't kill you; an uninfected tick can't transmit disease. Almost all tick-borne illnesses are treatable with antibiotics if caught in time or treated shortly after the bite. Be vigilant about insect repellant (the CDC has good suggestions) and tick checks to minimize harm.
It can kill you. Tick bites can transmit a number of very serious diseases like Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, Lyme Disease, babesiosis, ehrlichiosis, and tick-borne meningoencephalitis name a few. The fatality rate for Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever is about 30% for people who are not treated with antibiotics.
Tick bite. Depends on whether or not the tick is hosting a serious disease e.g. Rocky mountain spotted fever. The tick bite itself is minor. It is what the tick may be infected with that may pass on to you. If you have a tick bite, you should see your doctor for advice and care, especially if you are sick or developed a target shaped rash at the site of the bite which could signal lyme's disease.
Tick Born Diseases. A tick bite in itself cannot kill you. What the tick might be carrying can, though. If the tick is carrying a deadly or potentially deadly disease, then technically, a tick bite could kill you..In north america, the following diseases are caused by tick bites: lyme disease, human granulocytic and monocytic ehrlichiosis, babesiosis, relapsing fever, rocky mountain spotted fever, colorado tick fever.