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Question for Department of Health

UIN 69012, tabled on 23 March 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how information on the safe removal of ticks is publicised.

Answered on

30 March 2017

Public Health England (PHE) provides details of a range of tick awareness information on the www.gov.uk website including a leaflet detailing: what ticks are and where they can be found; how people come into contact with ticks; the main health threats; how to perform a tick check; and what to do if bitten. PHE is also working with a range of local authorities to improve tick awareness and what to do when bitten.

There is also information on tick removal on the NHS Choices website:

http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Bites-insect/Pages/Treatment.aspx

In addition, the Lyme Disease Action website includes information on tick removal:

http://www.lymediseaseaction.org.uk/about-ticks/tick-removal/