Researchers comb parks in south London for ticks

A study that found more than 1,000 ticks in Richmond Park came as no surprise to The Royal Parks staff. Researchers from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine tested four south London parks for the tiny insects. Ticks, particularly Ixodes ricinus, can carry Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato, which causes Lyme disease.

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