Sharpen Your Wits in Our Year-end UK Health Quiz

Dr Rob Hicks


December 20, 2019

Tick-borne encephalitis virus was found for the first time in ticks in the UK. Tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) was detected in a small number of ticks in Thetford Forest in East Anglia, an area on the border between Hampshire and Dorset, and the Highlands of Scotland. Norfolk had the highest seroprevalence detected by ELISA (51.3%), followed by Hampshire (14.3%), Suffolk (10.7%), and the Scottish Highlands (8.6%).

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO) the first case of Ebola virus to be detected in the UK was in December 2014. The UK’s first case of Monkeypox virus infection occurred in September 2018.


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