Diseased chipmunks massing in Paris

Siberian chipmunk photo Rex.jpg

Petchem employees in France and Belgium, including ICIS’s own Paris-based senior editor Linda Naylor, are on the look-out for thousands of diseased chipmunks, which have been found living in the French capital.

An estimated 100,000 Siberian Chipmunks are living in northern France and thriving in the good summer weather, according to this article on Yahoo News.

They have already spread from Belgium and are known carriers of ticks which cause Lyme disease and can also pass on rabies, leading to fears that they could soon be coming to the UK as tourists bring them as pets.

(photo Rex)

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