Following a question raised about ticks at our AGM, we consulted Baildon Medical Practice, and the Practice reports that he has not found any colleagues who have treated a tick-born infection nwhich originated in our area. The Practice feels that we live in a low risk area.

Ticks can be particularly prevelant where there are wild deer. Unless attended to fairly quickly, tick bites can lead, in rare cases, to the very debilitating Lyme’s Disease. You can purchase tick-removers from pharmacies, and, if iyou feel you may have infected bite, consult your GP.

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