Latest research: the passive surveillance of ticks using SAVSNET

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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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