BBC Home
Explore the BBC



Last Updated: Tuesday July 14 2009 04:37 GMT

Boy, 9, bitten by blood-sucking bug

Sam with Adam

Cannot play media. Sorry, this media is not available in your territory.

Most of the time when you get stung by a bug, you probably just get a bit of an itch.

But when nine-year-old Sam got bitten by a tiny bug called a tick, it made him really sick.

Adam went to meet Sam to find out more...