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Tickborne Diseases
Status of Dermacentor reticulatus in the UK
  1. J. M. Medlock1,
  2. L. J. Jameson1 and
  3. L. P. Phipps2
  1. Medical Entomology and Zoonoses Ecology Group, Microbial Risk Assessment, Emergency Response Department, Health Protection Services, HPA, Porton Down, Wiltshire SP4 0JG
  2. Wildlife Zoonoses and Vector Borne Diseases Research Group, Virology Department, AHVLA, New Haw, Addlestone, Surrey KT15 3NB
  1. e-mail: jolyon.medlock{at}hpa.org.uk

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IN the light of recent interest in the occurrence of Dermacentor reticulatus (Fig 1) in the UK following recently published additional reports of this tick in south-east England (VR, April 2, 2011, vol 168, p 340; Smith and others 2011), backing up a previous letter in Veterinary Record (Jameson and Medlock 2009), we felt it appropriate to provide an update on the distribution of established populations of this native tick …

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