Ticks that spread encephalitis have been found in Britain, say researchers. Encephalitis can cause confused thinking, seizures, and problems with senses or movement, but is only rarely serious.
Public Health England (PHE) says it has confirmed cases of tick-borne encephalitis virus in ticks from two parts of England - Thetford Forest and an area on the Hampshire-Dorset border.
PHE says the risk to people is still "very low".
It is monitoring the situation to check how common the infected ticks may be.
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A few years back, my brother Rick Pescovitz came up with Under The Weather Pods, single-person pop-up shelters. (You may have caught Rick on Shark Tank.) Rick was sick of getting soaked at his kids’ soccer games and was inspired by a portable toilet he saw by the field. Under The Weather Pods are designed […]
Because the cruelty is the point.
“Test counts inflated, death tolls deflated, metrics shifted.”
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