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August 27, 2014

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Staying alert to Ticks and Lyme Disease

Ixodes ricinus tick by Thomas Zimmermann Creative Commons Licence

Ixodes ricinus tick by Thomas Zimmermann Creative Commons Licence

Today’s blog is written by Sophie Whitemore, a student at Peter Symonds College. She has just finished her A-Levels in Biology and Environmental Science and was an intern at OS for a week this summer.

Tick-Tock Tick-Tock, summer is drawing to an end and many of you may have spent the past few months walking, cycling, roaming and exploring around the Great British Isles. Scarily, you probably were not alone.

Along with all the woodland creatures you may have spent some time with Ixodes Ricinus (Tick) and this time of the year is the most popular time for this type of tick to make an unwanted appearance.

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