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The Encyclopedia of Arthropod-Transmitted Infections

BMJ 2002; 324 doi: (Published 23 February 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:490
  1. David Mabey, professor of communicable diseases
  1. London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

    Ed M W Service

    CABI Publishing, £99.50/$185, pp 608

    ISBN 0 85199 473 3

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    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 …

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