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Big tick found in Denmark

Hyalomma marginatum.

Hardly an easy name to pronounce, but you may have to get used to it.

For tick-type, which can be up to two centimetres long when it is filled with blood, have been found in Denmark.

It confirms the Statens Serum Institut, opposite Ekstra Bladet.

'We have seen them in Denmark, but it is only the adult ticks. Yet, we do not believe that Denmark is a place, where they nest,' writes Statens Serum institut's expert in virus & microbiological specialdiagnostik Karen Angeliki Krogfelt in an email to Ekstra Bladet.

three years ago, it was, among other things, found in Germany, despite the fact that it actually has its home in Turkey, Russia and several north african countries.

'They can come with wild animals and migratory birds, so it is not mysterious, that we have sporadic discoveries in Denmark,' says the further from the expert.

Flåten can lay up to 7000 eggs in the soil, and after 20 to 40 days to hatch the small tick larvae out.

Are you bitten by ripped off, you can be infected with a type of bunyavirus. The disease will mostly be flu-like, while in rare cases will be much more serious, leading to high fever or encephalitis.

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