Potentially deadly tick-borne parasite found in Scotland for the first time – Edinburgh News

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It is believed to be the first time this organism, called Babesia venatorum, has been identified in animals in the UK – and the first time it has been found in sheep anywhere in the world.

Scientists warned that it indictaes a “a change in the landscape of tick-borne pathogens in the UK”. Tick-borne illnesses also include Lyme disease which has increased in recent years.

Read more at: https://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/health/potentially-deadly-tick-borne-parasite-found-scotland-first-time-1312286

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