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Babesiosis case identified in the UK

Discussion in 'Other health news and research' started by Kitty, Aug 1, 2020.

  1. Kitty

    Kitty Senior Member (Voting Rights)

    Thought this might be of interest to UK folk who live in or visit rural areas where ticks are common:


    "People are being urged to be on alert for tick bites, following the diagnosis for the first time in England of a rare illness.

    Public Health England (PHE) says the risk to the public is "very low", but it's important to be "tick aware" when enjoying green spaces this summer.

    Babesiosis is caused by a parasite which infects red blood cells."

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