The number of cases of Lyme infection in the United Kingdom has risen by more than 30% in the past year to about 5,000 people, a new analysis of government data suggests.
The new figures also show that the UK is experiencing a surge in cases in some areas.
The increase in cases is most notable in England, where the rate of cases jumped by 70% last year.
The figure was almost double the previous peak of about 1,000 cases in 2012.
England’s first cases were recorded in 2014.
“There has been a dramatic increase in the number of new cases in England in the last year,” said Dr David Nutt, the director of the Institute for Public Health at Imperial College London.
“It is clear that there is a need for further attention from the UK authorities.”
In a statement, the Department of Health said: “We are not aware of any new cases of lyme disease in England or Wales.
The figures come as the UK government continues to battle an outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) that has spread to other parts of the country, including Scotland. “
We will continue working with the NHS England Public Health Team to identify the cause of the increase in Lyme disease cases in the NHS.”
The figures come as the UK government continues to battle an outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) that has spread to other parts of the country, including Scotland.
Scotland has recorded more than 200 new cases and more than 1,200 new cases have been confirmed in Scotland, with more than 700 confirmed cases confirmed in England and Wales.
Scotland was declared free of COVID-21 last month, but health authorities have warned that the outbreak could be even stronger if the virus spreads further.
There is no evidence that the new cases are related to the coronaviruses circulating in Europe, and there is no vaccine available for the virus.
UK coronaviral cases have risen sharply since the coronasome virus was identified in a human case in a clinic in Bristol in January 2016.
However, there has been no confirmation of any link between the new case and coronavirots circulating in the country.
The new UK figures show the total number of COVR-19 cases in UK has reached a new record of 9,788.
That is up from the previous record of 8,082 in February 2017.
In England, the latest total is 7,865 cases.
The number has risen from 7,735 cases recorded in February 2016, and the previous total of 6,824 cases recorded last year, when coronavirets were discovered in the West Midlands.
Since the start of the pandemic, more than 4,200 people have died of COVE-19-related illnesses in the US.
In February, the number was 4,982, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
The UK government has been working to reduce the spread and spread of the virus in the rest of the UK.
“We are confident that the country can continue to reduce COVID transmission to reduce cases and to reduce morbidity and mortality,” Nutt said.
“The government will continue its efforts to increase the number and proportion of UK citizens and visitors to UK areas with no further cases of COV-19 in the near future.”
The UK government is also preparing to increase its response to coronavids, Nutt added.
“In the UK, there are a number of actions that are being considered to increase public awareness of COVD.
These include increased training for health workers, enhanced monitoring and surveillance of public health activities, and improved information sharing,” he said.