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UK confirms two cases of tickborne encephalitis acquired within the country

BMJ 2023; 381 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.p799 (Published 05 April 2023) Cite this as: BMJ 2023;381:p799
  1. Elisabeth Mahase
  1. The BMJ

The UK has confirmed its first two cases of tickborne encephalitis acquired within the country, as the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) announced that the virus was “likely to be present in England.”1

A risk assessment report, published by a joint committee of UKHSA and the Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs, showed two probable and two confirmed cases of tickborne encephalitis in the UK since 2019. The confirmed cases, which were reported in September and October 2022, …

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