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Highland Council convener battling Lymes Disease after tick bite

By Tom Ramage

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Once bitten: Mr Lobban's leg after the tick bite
Once bitten: Mr Lobban's leg after the tick bite

Highland councillor Bill Lobban has posted a graphic warning about the dangers of tick bites after an attack this week.

"With huge numbers of visitors arriving, many of whom have never seen a tick – far less experienced a bite – here's what an infected tick bite looks like," he said.

"Many thanks to Aviemore Medical Practice for the prompt attention."

He confirmed he has Lymes Disease as a result of the bite.

Highland Council convener Bill Lobban
Highland Council convener Bill Lobban

While many people suffer tick bites while walking the moors or the hills Cllr Lobban's encounter came much closer to home.

"That's what you get for feeding roe deer in your garden," he said.

"The antibiotics are a pain – you have to keep out of sunlight – but I'll just have to wait and see how it goes."

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