Lyme disease is caused by bacteria transmitted in a tick bite however, the types of tick that carry the bacteria have not been found in Australia.
Peripheral neuropathy can cause pain, numbness or tingling in the arms and legs because of damage to the nerves that carry signals from the body to the brain.
Tick bites are usually harmless, but it’s still important to know how to avoid and treat bites, and what to do after visiting an area where ticks are present.
Causes of psychosis
While no one knows exactly what causes psychosis, it could be due to a combination of genetic and environmental factors. Drug abuse can also be a trigger.
Travel health advice
Going overseas? Here are some tips on how to stay well during your holiday, including tips on food and water safety, insect risks and vaccinations.