Scots to take part in new European tick project

15 January 2020
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Ticks are tiny spider-like creatures

Scotland is to be part of an initiative aimed at improving the detection and treatment of tick-borne diseases.

The NorthTick Project involves the wider UK, also Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands.

Scientists at the Inverness-based Scottish Lyme Disease and Tick-borne Infections Reference Laboratory (SLDTRL) are among experts involved.

The project hopes to develop new tests to make diagnosis of diseases easier and also more targeted antibiotics… (See link for article)