Blood-sucking tick carrying killer disease sparks panic after it VANISHES at press conference warning of its dangers

A BLOOD-sucking tick has sparked panic after it vanished at a news conference aimed at warning of the deadly disease it carries.

Officials from the Miyazaki Prefectural Government brought the live beast along with a dead insect to the event in southwest Japan.


The deadly tick is unveiled at the calamitous news conference in Japan

The dangerous beast managed to scuttle off and officials were unable to recover it

But when the dangerous tick was laid out on a table it managed to scuttle away prompting a dramatic search which failed to recover the arachnid.

The room was then showered with insecticide in a bid to stop the fanged beast.

Miyazaki Governor Shunji Kono apologised for the embarrassing incident today.

He said: “We should have been more careful about safety management as the prefecture is in a position to alert its people.

The news conference was held after several residents were struck down with thrombocytopenia syndrome, or SFTS, which the tick carries, reports the Japan Times.

The slippery tick reportedly vanished when an official tried to pick it up with tweezers.


The disease-carrying blood-sucker was shown alongside a dead specimen at the event in southwest Japan

Reporters joined government officials in desperately looking for the killer insect.

The press room was thoroughly disinfected that night.

Last month, a farmer in his 60s died in the Ehime Prefectural, Shikoku in southwest Japan, after contracting spotted fever after being bitten by a tick.


The blood-sucking tick is thought to still be on the run. File picture

Source: The Sun

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