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Brain illness spread by ticks has reached UK

Discussion in 'Infections: Lyme, Candida, EBV ...' started by MeSci, Oct 29, 2019.

  1. MeSci

    MeSci Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-50206382

    Brain illness spread by ticks has reached UK

    By Michelle Roberts Health editor, BBC News online

    An infectious disease that can harm the brain and is spread to people by tick bites has been identified in ticks in the UK for the first time.

    Public Health England (PHE) says it has confirmed cases of tick-borne encephalitis virus in ticks from two parts of England - Thetford Forest and an area on the Hampshire-Dorset border.

    PHE says the risk to people is still "very low".

    It is monitoring the situation to check how common the infected ticks may be.

    More at link
     
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    Thanks @Lucibee I was looking for more information. :thumbup:
     
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