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Wake Up To Lyme Campaign!

May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month! LDUK wants to prevent further people being infected with Lyme disease this Summer. Our ‘Wake Up to Lyme’ campaign aims to raise awareness on how to prevent tick bites, how to safely remove ticks and the importance of early treatment for those people who become […]

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Lyme Disease Facts and Stats

A selection of quick Lyme disease facts and stats. Lyme disease is caused by a spirochete – a corkscrew-shaped bacteria called Borrelia. In 1993, Lyme disease was described by Oxford scientists as a danger to the public. A leading Lyme disease specialist has described the illness as ‘the AIDS of […]

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Tick Bite Prevention and Removal

Tick bite prevention and removal is vital to avoiding Lyme disease. Although there is mounting evidence to suggest that Lyme disease may be transmitted through a variety of ways, there are a few simple steps you can take to reduce your chances of contracting the disease from tick and insect […]

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Symptoms of Lyme Disease

  The symptoms of Lyme disease are numerous and can vary significantly from case to case, perhaps due to differences in the strain of Borrelia, genetics and immune responses, the mixture of co-infections or other opportunistic infections present and environmental factors. The symptoms can change from day to day as […]

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Treating Lyme Disease

  Treating Lyme disease is perhaps one of the most controversial subjects in medicine. The best way to treat Lyme disease is embroiled in a highly political debate.  Some medical professionals believe that Lyme disease is an easily treatable, self limiting infection whereas others believe it’s an insidious disease, capable of […]

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Diagnosing Lyme disease

    Diagnosing Lyme disease can be difficult due to the wide range of symptoms and lack of a reliable blood test. GPs often miss a Lyme disease diagnosis and there are also many uncertainties surrounding the disease, as outlined by the James Lind Alliance findings. This study attemps to […]

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Testing For Lyme Disease

N.B. As things currently stand, tests cannot prove the absence of Lyme disease. It’s always best to seek the advice of a medical practitioner with experience of Lyme disease as sometimes a clinical diagnosis is necessary. If you have further questions on testing for Lyme disease, don’t hesitate to email […]

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Tick Removal – Using Tweezers or a Tick Removal Tool

If you find an embedded tick in your skin, what do you do?  The longer a tick is left to feed, the higher the chances are that it will pass on any diseases it’s carrying. Incorrect removal will also increase the chances of disease transmission. So whilst it is important to […]

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is Lyme disease? Lyme disease is an infectious disease caused by a spirochetal bacteria known as Borrelia. For more details, see our ‘What is Lyme disease?’ page here. Q: Is it Lyme disease or Lymes disease? The correct name of the illness is Lyme disease and not Lymes […]

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