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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 Can Destroy Lives

For many people with ongoing health problems, life has changed since a diagnosis and they’ve had to adapt their work, adjust to medications and find ways to fit their illness around their lives. These are often the people you think of when you hear ‘chronic illness’. These are the people […]

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In My Blood – A Story of Lyme Disease in the UK

    In my Blood is an in depth look at the complex and baffling world of Lyme disease in the UK, as told by people whose lives have been shaped by it. The piece starts with the difficulties surrounding diagnosis and how many patients took years to finally get […]

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Congenital Lyme Disease

Whilst patients and some researchers suspect various ways in which the Borrelia bacteria can be transmitted, so far the only proven methods are through tick bites, congenitally and, probably, via blood transfusions. In this guest blog post, the published evidence is summarised on congenital Lyme disease. Confusion over congenital Lyme […]

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Vis-a-Vis Symposiums event, October 2016

The charity Vis-a-Vis Symposiums is hosting an event in London on 1st October 2016 where international experts will give informative presentations aimed at doctors and vets. The speakers are Dr Raxlen and Dr Spector from the USA, Professor Perronne from France, Dr Jack Lambert from Ireland and Dr Hany Elsheikha […]

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Caudwell Lyme Disease Website Launches!

We are delighted to announce that Caudwell Lyme Disease charity has now launched its website which can be found here. Congratulations to John Caudwell and CEO Veronica Hughes for producing such an informative resource which gives patients a much needed voice and tells the story of so many Lyme disease […]

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Vis-a-Vis Symposiums

We are delighted to announce the launch of a new UK based charity, Vis-a-Vis Symposiums. The first London Tick-Borne Disease Symposium was privately funded and held in June 2014 and now that the charity has been established, the aim is to hold regular educational events on this subject. Patrons include […]

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Lyme Disease or Lymes Disease?

Many names, one disease You may have heard many different variations of the name ‘Lyme disease’, including Lymes disease, Lyme’s disease, Borreliosis and Lyme Borreliosis. We hope this post helps to clear up any confusion surrounding the correct name. The infectious agent that causes Lyme disease is technically a bacteria […]

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