The Encyclopedia of Arthropod-Transmitted InfectionsBMJ 2002; 324 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.324.7335.490 (Published 23 February 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:490
- David Mabey, professor of communicable diseases
- London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Ed M W Service
CABI Publishing, £99.50/$185, pp 608
ISBN 0 85199 473 3
What do doctors working in the United Kingdom need to know about arthropod transmitted infections? Only two are endemic in the British Isles.
A febrile patient who has recently been rolling in the heather in the Scottish Highlands may be suffering from louping ill, a tick borne virus endemic in sheep and red grouse; but this is unlikely, as only 40 human cases have been reported.
A patient who has been walking in the New Forest, presenting with a …