Babesiosis confirmed in an untraveled dog
There has been a case of babesiosis confirmed in an untraveled dog in Milton Keynes. This is the third late summer/Autumn running where untraveled cases have occurred in the vicinity of the Deramacentor focus in a field in Harlow...
Tuesday 10th October 2017
Recent reports of babesiosis in untraveled dogs in Essex
Although there have been no recent reports of babesiosis in untraveled dogs in Essex, this paper from PHE demonstrates the potential for infection is still present https://parasitesandvectors.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.
Monday 3rd July 2017
New case of babesiosis
There has been a new case of babesiosis in an untraveled dog from Romford Essex. The patient was treated at Best Friends Veterinary Group at Romford and thanks to the excellent care and diagnosis received there has recovered. This case is some distance away from the original outbreak in Harlow, raising the possibility of a new focus of infection.
Monday 17th October 2016
Paper published in the Vet Record
A paper published in the Vet Record this week http://veterinaryrecord.bmj.com/content/early/2016/08/02/vr.103908.abstract?ct suggests that there was an increased risk of Babesia transmission in Essex up to and during the recorded outbreak this year.
Wednesday 3rd August 2016
Clarification regarding availability of treatments for babesiosis
In response to ESCCAP UK & Ireland asking for clarification regarding availability of treatments for babesiosis in
the light of the recent outbreak in Essex, the VMD have posted an article outlining the current situation. Treatments for babesiosis in dogs: Availability of treatments for babesiosis in dogs including importation;
Friday 13th May 2016
Tick identification - ESCCAP
UK & Ireland have received a number of queries regarding where to send ticks for identification. They may be sent to Prof. Cutler who is investigating vector borne pathogens in the UK at.
Sally J. Cutler
Professor of Medical Microbiology,
School of Health, Sport & Bioscience,
University of East London,
Saturday 16th April 2016