How to spot poison ivies

There are more than 30,000 poison ivys in the UK, and while there are fewer than two dozen people in Britain who have died from the disease, it’s the deadliest on the planet.

If you or anyone you know has ever had symptoms of poisoning, call the NHS.

There are also three different forms of the disease: the more common form is called white spot, and the less common form, white patches, are also found.

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