Spring/Summer Parasite Forecast: Issue 9

The Spring/Summer 2019 Parasite Forecast is now ready to download
Wednesday 14th August 2019

Hydatid disease in British sheep

The Farmers Weekly with the support of ESCCAP UK & Ireland, has published an article helping to raise awareness of the re-emerging risk of hydatid among British farmers, especially in Wales https://www.fwi.co.uk/livestock/health-welfare/livestock-diseases/parasitic-diseases/hydatid-disease-in-sheep-what-it-is-and-how-to-prevent-it
Tuesday 23rd July 2019

ESCCAP UK & Ireland hydatid meeting

Thanks to everyone who attended and contributed to the ESCCAP UK & Ireland hydatid meeting in Wales last week. Special thanks to Arjen Brouwer and Marisol Collins for speaking. Arjen has been involved in gathering vital abattoir trace back data and Marisol is currently completing the Hydata project which will give essential UK distribution...
Friday 28th June 2019


Public Health England our promoting tick awareness and prevention though their https://www.linkedin.com/feed/hashtag/?keywords=%23BeTickAware assets, which provide key and easily digestible health information on ticks and tick-borne diseases. They have developed a ‘tick awareness toolkit...
Tuesday 21st May 2019

Dog Borrelia seroprevalence with human Lyme

A paper using a large data set in the US has demonstrated a link between dog Borrelia seroprevalence with human Lyme incidence https://geospatialhealth.net/index.php/gh/article/view/750. This does not mean infected dogs are a direct risk to people but shows that infected dogs can act as sentinels that people sharing the same walking...
Wednesday 15th May 2019

Tick Awareness Hampshire

Tick Awareness Hampshire are a new collaborative group of local authorities and organisations including the County Council, National Park Authority and Forestry Commission, working to raise awareness of the issue of tick-borne disease transmission and share information about prevention.
Wednesday 8th May 2019