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Campers warned about tick bites

Posted on Jun 10, 2009 in Chronic Disease, Health & Wellness

Cases of Lyme disease have increased in Scotland in recent years Campers planning to holiday under canvas in the Highlands have been warned about the risk of contracting serious illness from tick bites.The Tick Alert campaign group said there were 285 cases of Lyme disease in Scotland last year, compared with only three recorded cases in 1999. It also warned people holidaying abroad that Tick Borne Encephalitis (TBE) is now endemic in 27 countries. Camping and outdoor activities increase the risk of being bitten by ticks. Two in every 100 TBE sufferers will die from the disease, Tick Alert...

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