Monday, May 05, 2008


Postscript on Ticks

Only a few days after posting my article “Snakes and Cows” I read a “warning” about ticks in the June 2008 issue of the UK hill walking magazine “Trail”. The short article in Trail recommends a look at a web site called which will tell you of the risks in Europe and the UK.

The article points out that there has been a 30% rise in cases of Tick Borne Encephalitis (TBE) across Europe and up to 3,000 cases each year in the UK of people suffering from a tick borne infection (including Lyme disease). So, rarity is perhaps no longer the case and this is maybe another symptom of climate change!

The above conditions can be very nasty, so please take care.

Malcolm Jarvis
Nordic Walker
Leeds UK

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