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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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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. It is most commonly transmited through the bite of an infected tick. It is possible for a mother to pass the disease on to her unborn child and more research is […]

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