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Ticks that spread infectious brain disease reach Britain

By Blair Morris

February 28, 2020

Ticks that spread sleeping sickness have been discovered in Britain, say scientists. Sleeping sickness can trigger baffled thinking, seizures, and problems with senses or movement, however is only seldom severe.

Public Health England (PHE) states it has actually verified cases of tick-borne encephalitis infection in ticks from 2 parts of England – Thetford Forest and an area on the Hampshire-Dorset border.

PHE says the danger to individuals is still “very low”.

It is keeping an eye on the situation to check how typical the infected ticks might be.

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