People have reported that they have suffered a tick bite in Alexandra Park. There are also reports of ticks in many of the green spaces around Bath. 5-10% of local ticks are reported to carry bacteria which can cause the highly-debilitating Lyme disease.

We consider it important that park users are informed about the possibility of picking up ticks and have access to appropriate information.

More information can be found at –

Health Protection AgencyClick http://www.hpa.org.uk/NewsCentre/NationalPressReleases/2010PressReleases/100505Betickaware/

Royal Parks LeafletClick http://www.royalparks.org.uk/documents/main/docs/richmondpark/tick-leaflet-final-april-2010.pdf

A press release about research at Bath University which found that 5 -10% of local ticks carry Lyme bacteria – Click http://www.bath.ac.uk/news/2006/7/20/lyme200706.html

Tick Bite Prevention Week 2012 – Click http://tickbitepreventionweek.org/

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