The sport of cricket has become an international issue, but the United States has also seen a surge in cases of infection with the bacteria that cause Lyme disease.
A new report from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests the rise in infections could be linked to a growing number of camps in and around the US, where people are given antibiotics without getting them from doctors.
“In the US we have a number of Uyghurd camps, and they’re not being tested as they are in many countries,” said Dr Chris Tompkins, the CDC’s chief of infectious diseases.
“I think we should be very careful that we’re not allowing this epidemic to become a pandemic.
We’re going to see more outbreaks.”
Dr Tompkin said the CDC and the US Food and Drug Administration have been investigating the outbreak in the United Kingdom, where hundreds of Uygur people were reported infected in May and June.
“We don’t know how widespread this is,” he said.
The UK’s Department of Health said on Friday it was “committed to taking steps to prevent the spread of the bacteria” and was working with US authorities.
“Our investigation into the outbreak has already revealed that the outbreak is linked to Uygyur camps in the UK,” a spokesperson said in a statement.
It said it was also working with the UK’s Health Protection Agency, which had been providing “support to Uygurs and their families”. “
The UK government is aware of the concerns raised by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs and has taken steps to increase its capacity to support Uyggur communities.”
It said it was also working with the UK’s Health Protection Agency, which had been providing “support to Uygurs and their families”.
The CDC says Uyguras have a high prevalence of Lyme disease, with some cases as high as 60 per cent, but there is no evidence that the virus causes the illness.
It is not clear if there are links between the rise of Ugyur infections and the recent spike in Lyme disease cases.
A study published in The Lancet in February found the bacteria were the most prevalent in Uyghan camps.
It said infections were highest in Uygurd camps in Turkey and in the northern part of the country.
A total of 17,700 cases of Lyme-related infections were reported in the Uyogas camp in the summer of 2015, including 13 deaths.
The CDC is investigating whether Uyguri camps are a source of infection.
The US Department of Homeland Security said it had increased security at Uyguru camps, adding more than 2,500 staff, and had established a hotline for Uygurees.
The Uyugas have been the subject of an international campaign led by the British charity Care2.
Care2 says more than 50 Uyur camps are now under surveillance and a US court has ordered the government to investigate.
The charity says many Uygures have been forced into poverty and their health services have been cut.
It has called on the UK government to allow medical care to be provided to the Uygura communities and to grant Uygurus access to education and job training.
The outbreak is the latest in a series of outbreaks in the world’s biggest and most populated country.
Last month, the World Health Organisation declared a global emergency over a rise in cases.
The first cases were reported on May 15.