How to protect yourself from the new rare tick-borne disease
Tick-borne encephalitis virus has arrived in the UK. Lisa Salmon finds out more.
A virus carried by ticks has been found in the UK, and health experts are warning that people need to protect themselves from being bitten.
The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) says the species of tick which carry tick-borne encephalitis virus (TBEV) is widespread in the UK.
They stress that although the risk to the public is low, it’s important for people to protect themselves against being bitten by the tiny bugs, which can also transmit the much more common Lyme disease.
“The risk of tick borne encephalitis virus in England is very low, but as ticks can carry other infections, it is as important as ever to be ‘tick aware’,” says Dr Claire Gordon from the UKHSA. “Take steps to reduce your chances of being bitten when outdoors in areas where ticks thrive, such as moorlands and woodlands, and remember to check for ticks and remove them promptly.”
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- Symptoms of TBEV are high fever with headache, neck stiffness, confusion or reduced consciousness.
- The Tick-borne disease expert is looking at “climate change” and woodland expansion, the first of which has been proven to be a nothing-burger regarding tick and disease proliferation, but is the pushed, accepted narrative in the research world to obtain highly sought after government grants. Corrupt public health needs the metamorphosis of ‘climate change’ from an environmental issue to a public health issue so they’ve used classic narrative braiding and intertwine two propaganda narratives together to reinforce each other. It’s a huge money grab.
- There’s a section on tick prevention which you can also read about here.
- Regarding if you’ve been bitten, I highly recommend prophylactic treatment. The risk is simply too great and not worth the risk. Taking the “wait and see” approach has doomed thousands of patients to a life of misery.