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a lyme borreliosis imageJune 4 2018

Public Health Wales is asking people planning a trip outdoors to be tick aware. 

Its seasonal awareness campaign says ticks which transmit Lyme disease and infections are more likely to present in late spring, early summer and autumn. “Most people are infected while participating in outdoor activities, such as walking, mountain biking, trekking or camping, both in the UK and overseas.”

Last year saw 39 cases of Lyme disease recorded in Wales. There were 46 cases in 2016, a sharp increase from levels seen in preceding years.

Public Health Wales advises people to:

  • Keep to paths and avoid long grass;
  • Wear long-sleeves and long trousers tucked into socks in tick-infested areas – ticks are easier to see against tight-coloured fabrics;
  • Use a DEET-containing insect repellent;
  • Inspect skin frequently, especially armpits, groin and waistband – particularly at the end of the day – and remove any attached ticks;
  • Inspect children’s head and neck areas, including scalps;
  • Check ticks are not brought home on clothes;
  • Check pets do not bring ticks into the home on their fur.

Information about removing ticks, prevention, symptoms and treatment is also available.

Links:
PHW announcement    
PHW information on Lyme disease        

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