BABESIOSIS AND TICK-BORNE ENCEPHALITIS IN UK

Public Health England have found two cases of serious tick- borne co-infections in the UK –  how clever of them, but how odd that many patients have been telling them for decades that they have been infected with Babesiois in the UK, but had to go abroad for testing to have it properly identified.
 

TBE too, there must be plenty of UK cases of TBE (tick-borne encephalitis) not recognised as such, but merely labelled as ‘encephalitis of un-known cause’.             

Why, when PHE knew that TBE was in Thetford Forest in July 2019, did they fail to tell the public straight way, and only announce its existence 3 months later in October 2019 – heads in the sand, or utter dereliction of duty?