Dog owners warned of fatal tick-borne disease canine babesiosis which is likely to spread around UK

Dermacentor reticulatus -
Unique to dogs, the rare single-celled parasite infects the animals with the
disease in a similar way to how malaria is transferred to humans by mosquitos.
Four dogs have contracted canine babesiosis in Harlow, Essex, in recent months despite not travelling abroad, with three of the animals dying.
The disease-carrying tick has only previously been found in Devon and Wales, but in those cases it was not carrying babesia.
Four dogs have contracted the condition in recent months despite not travelling abroad, with three of the animals dying
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