Tick attack: everything you need to know about the steady march of tick-borne diseases – Telegraph.co.uk

Illnesses transmitted by the blood sucking parasites are on the rise worldwide CREDIT: ALAMY

Blood sucking parasites that hide amid the undergrowth are on the rise worldwide – and so too are the illnesses that ticks carry.

Just this week a potentially deadly brain disease, tick-borne encephalitis virus (TBE), was found for the first time in Britain. Experts believe the pathogen, which is common in central and eastern Europe, was brought to the UK by migrating birds.

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