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People urged by health chiefs to be tick aware this summer

Learn how to deal with ticks
Learn how to deal with ticks

Public Health England (PHE) is encouraging everyone in our region to become ‘tick aware’ this summer and learn how to prevent infections from the diseases associated with them.

Ticks are tiny spider-like creatures and are found in woodlands, parks and gardens. They are most prevalent in late spring, summer and autumn. PHE is asking the public to be mindful of getting bitten as we venture outdoors during the warmer climes.

PHE Head of Medical Entomology, Dr Jolyon Medlock, said: “Now is a good time to think about ticks and what actions to take to avoid the diseases they carry.

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