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Friday, 8 November 2013

Lyme Disease warning in the Courier

http://www.halifaxcourier.co.uk/news/calderdale/lyme-disease-turned-my-life-upside-down-1-6202591

I've had tics burrowing into me three times - each time after going out looking at wildlife.
(One each in Ireland, Cumbria and Scotland - my dog got one at Fly Flatts, Halifax.)
I'm glad I didn't get one carrying the disease, but just a warning for next Summer.

1 comment:

Philip said...

The Courier mentions a few mammals that are carriers of the tick but fails to mention Deer. The size of the tick population tends to parallel that of the deer population.

The deer numbers in the Calder Valley, as throughout England, have multiplied to more than historic records have ever shown.

Lyme disease can be a very serious long term illness and needs more publicity.