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Smoking levels remain unchanged in Wales at 19%

Smoking levels remain unchanged in Wales at 19%

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GP services get 86% satisfaction rating in Wales

GP services get 86% satisfaction rating in Wales

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NICE guideline says people with dementia should be involved in discussions about their care

NICE guideline says people with dementia should be involved in discussions about their care

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  • Home Office consults on medicinal use of cannabis

    Home Office consults on medicinal use of cannabis

    Friday, 22 June 2018 16:15
  • Measles outbreaks prompt reminder about MMR vaccination ahead of summer holidays

    Measles outbreaks prompt reminder about MMR vaccination ahead of summer holidays

    Friday, 22 June 2018 15:46
  • Smoking levels remain unchanged in Wales at 19%

    Smoking levels remain unchanged in Wales at 19%

    Friday, 22 June 2018 15:40
  • GP services get 86% satisfaction rating in Wales

    GP services get 86% satisfaction rating in Wales

    Wednesday, 20 June 2018 18:50
  • NICE guideline says people with dementia should be involved in discussions about their care

    NICE guideline says people with dementia should be involved in discussions about their care

    Wednesday, 20 June 2018 18:47

a lyme borreliosis imageJune 4 2018

Public Health Wales is asking people planning a trip outdoors to be tick aware. 

Its seasonal awareness campaign says ticks which transmit Lyme disease and infections are more likely to present in late spring, early summer and autumn. “Most people are infected while participating in outdoor activities, such as walking, mountain biking, trekking or camping, both in the UK and overseas.”

Last year saw 39 cases of Lyme disease recorded in Wales. There were 46 cases in 2016, a sharp increase from levels seen in preceding years.

Public Health Wales advises people to:

  • Keep to paths and avoid long grass;
  • Wear long-sleeves and long trousers tucked into socks in tick-infested areas – ticks are easier to see against tight-coloured fabrics;
  • Use a DEET-containing insect repellent;
  • Inspect skin frequently, especially armpits, groin and waistband – particularly at the end of the day – and remove any attached ticks;
  • Inspect children’s head and neck areas, including scalps;
  • Check ticks are not brought home on clothes;
  • Check pets do not bring ticks into the home on their fur.

Information about removing ticks, prevention and treatment is also available.

Links:
PHW announcement    
PHW information on Lyme disease        

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