Let's focus on what we can do!

By Disabled People for Disabled People

Let's focus on what we can do, not what we can't!

Online Platform By Disabled People for Disabled People

Let's focus on what we can do, not what we can't!

Online Platform By Disabled People for Disabled People

  • Home
  • >
  • Latest Headlines
  • >
  • Blood-sucking ticks which cause Lyme disease are now in season – what you can do to avoid being bitten – Leicestershire Live

Blood-sucking ticks which cause Lyme disease are now in season – what you can do to avoid being bitten – Leicestershire Live

Wednesday, 30 March, 2022

Blood-sucking ticks which cause Lyme disease are now in season – what you can do to avoid being bitten – Leicestershire Live

A tick crawling on human skin. (Image: Getty)

 
It's the time of year when ticks start to make a comeback - and they can pose a danger to you and your pet.
The blood-sucking parasites can be found among wildlife, usually in woodland and moorland area - and that tend to feed on a variety of species including mammals, birds and humans if they get the chance. They are most common between March and October.
And according to the experts at MSD Animal Health hub, Leicestershire currently has a 'medium-high' risk of ticks - that is just one below the highest risk level. Not only that, but they can cause Lyme disease, which can leave you with flu-like symptoms and a large 'bulls-eye' rash.
Read more at: https://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/news/health/blood-sucking-ticks-cause-lyme-6866653

Categories :
  • Latest Headlines
  • Lyme disease
Socials :

Recent posts