Latest research: the passive surveillance of ticks using SAVSNET
Latest research using SAVSNET has been published in Epidemiology and Infection, by colleagues at University of Liverpool and Public Health England
- Ticks represent a large global reservoir of zoonotic disease.
- The relative risk of dogs presenting with a tick compared with cats was 0·73.
- The highest number of tick records were in the south central regions of England.
- The presence of ticks showed marked seasonality with summer peaks, and a secondary smaller peak in autumn for cats.
- These results and methodology could help inform veterinary and public health messages in the general population.
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