Re: Ticks

To: Phil Joy <>
Subject: Re: Ticks
From: (Andrew Taylor)
Date: Wed, 20 Aug 2003 11:40:04 +1000
On Wed, Aug 20, 2003 at 08:41:12AM +0800, Phil Joy wrote:
> Because of the interest generated by the Tick subject we have now
> added this article to the Western Banders Web page which can be found
> by clicking on the URL below and then clicking on the Article Link in
> the margin of the Web Page.
> [1]

What the page doesn't mention is that Lyme Disease
doesn't appear to be problem in Australia, see:

Which is a good thing, I caught Lyme some years ago while living near
New York.  Presumably I picked up the tick when birdwatching probably
not too far from the town that gave the disease its name.  Its not an
experience I'd care to repeat.  I was diagnosed and treated early but
its still the sickest I've ever been.

Even if Lyme or a related pathogen isn't in Australia - I reckon
potential disease transmission is a very good reason to avoid tick and
mosquito bite.

There is some good arachnid news,  White-tail Spiders (Lampona
sp.)  apparently are much less dangerous than suggested, see:


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