Tick carrying deadly virus escapes during conference on disease

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A Japanese news conference which aimed to raise awareness of a tick-borne disease ended in disaster when a live tick disappeared. The governor of Miyazaki prefectural was left red-faced when he was forced to apologise on Tuesday, a day after the debacle. Monday's conference had been organised by the Miyazaki prefectural government to raise awareness about the tick-borne disease Thrombocytopenia syndrome (SFTS), after a number of residents in the district had fallen ill with it.

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