Lyme disease: Justin Bieber’s tick-bite illness can cause joint pain, heart problems, and depression
Justin Bieber's has recently made public his struggle with Lyme disease and associated health effects http://theconversation.com/lyme-disease-justin-biebers-tick-bite-illness-can-cause-joint-pain-heart-problems-and-depression-129651. Tick prevention measures remain a sensible precaution for both people and pets enjoying the great outdoors.
Monday 13th January 2020
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
Tick surveillance scheme
ESCCAP UK and Ireland and PHE have collaborated to publish tick surveillance scheme data outlining the different species of tick found on cats and dogs but also the locations on the body where they were found. http://veterinaryrecord.bmj.com/content/early/2018/02/26/vr.104649.full
Friday 2nd March 2018
The big tick project
The big tick project and Matt Dawson are doing excellent work with the media to promote the risks of human tick exposure and Lyme disease http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-40973709.
Monday 21st August 2017