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Lyme disease

Lyme disease (or Lyme borreliosis) is caused by the bite of a tick infected with certain Borrelia bacteria with cases generally restricted to Europe (including the UK) and North America. read more

Zika virus

Zika virus is spread by mosquitoes and is usually associated with mild symptoms lasting up to a week. Severe symptoms are uncommon but there are suggestions of an association between infection of pregnant women and birth defects and autoimmune disorders. This Factsheet has information on Zika infection, complications and prevention. read more

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