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Still Waters

First UK case of deadly tick-borne disease

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The UK’s first known case of a potentially deadly tick-borne disease has been confirmed in England.

It is caused by a small parasitic arachnid found across China and Europe, known as B venatorum, which scientists say was first detected in UK ticks in 2013.

While the parasite can cause a range of illnesses including Lyme disease, it is notable for causing two rare illnesses in particular — babesiosis and tick-borne encephalitis (TBE).

Two people who live along the south coast have now been hospitalised, with what Public Health England (PHE) says is the first record of a UK-acquired case of babesiosis, and a probable case of TBE, which would be the country’s second.

https://uk.style.yahoo.com/babesiosis-first-uk-case-deadly-191610568.html

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GlitterRose

Oh great. Something else to worry about. Like we needed that.

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stevewinn

so deadly that the two people are set to make a full recovery.

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Still Waters
5 minutes ago, stevewinn said:

so deadly that the two people are set to make a full recovery.

"potentially deadly" the article said.

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Facts about babesiosis

Severe cases, affecting the kidneys or the lungs, may occur and lead to death.

https://www.ecdc.europa.eu/en/all-topics-z/babesiosis/facts-about-babesiosis

 

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14 hours ago, Still Waters said:

"potentially deadly" the article said.

 

yes, i know because i read the article. which went beyond the headline of deadly tick disease, it went from deadly to potentially deadly. and in regard to those two cases in the UK both will make a full recovery.

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