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Surge in tick-borne disease in 2020

Ljubljana, 26 March - Slovenia recorded a surge in Lyme disease and tick-borne encephalitis, two of the most common illnesses transmitted by ticks, last year. While cases vary significantly through the years, last year's uptick may have to do with people spending more time in nature due to Covid-19 restrictions.

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Last year's surge in Lyme disease and tick-borne encephalitis may have to do with people spending more time in nature due to Covid-19 restrictions.
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