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Oak moth caterpillar that causes rash is spreading in southeast England

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: (Published 08 May 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f2964
  1. Gareth Iacobucci
  1. 1BMJ

A species of caterpillar that feeds on oak leaves and can cause allergic reactions in humans is reported to be spreading across several south London boroughs and in Berkshire.

Caterpillars have been emerging from …

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