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The British Public Health Authority has warned of a tick bite and said it may cause a viral infection of the central nervous system.
But British health officials said cases of tick bite were rare, and their risk was still very low, according to the British newspaper, The Sun.
The two patients are still receiving treatment in hospital, and doctors expect to fully recover, noting that most people who are exposed to tick bite bites have no symptoms, even if they appear to be mild.
However, people with weak immune systems can develop severe disease, and they may have flu-like symptoms, such as fever, chills, muscle aches, and fatigue.
Medical data indicate that about two thirds of people infected with tick bite infection do not show any symptoms.
For those who develop symptoms, there are often two stages, the first stage associated with flu-like symptoms, such as fever, headache and fatigue.
These symptoms can develop into a more serious second stage, including the central nervous system, which can lead to meningitis, encephalitis, and even paralysis.
“It is important to emphasize that viral infections caused by tick bites in England are still rare, and that the risk of infection is still very low,” said Dr. Catherine Russell, a consultant on the Infectious and Zoonotic Diseases team.
Russell explained that the tick insect is more active between spring and autumn, so it makes sense to take some precautions to avoid exposure to the disc, especially when going outside to enjoy the outdoors.