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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John Caudwell Speaks Out

Philanthropist, entrepreneur and billionaire, John Caudwell, has recently spoken out about his son, Rufus, and other family members being diagnosed with Lyme disease. He launched a monumental media campaign to spread the word, which included a live interview on ITV’s show ‘This Morning‘, during which he explained how the disease […]

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An Interesting Case of Lyme Disease – Dr Pugliese

An Interesting Case of Lyme Disease  Achrodermatitis Chronicum Atrophicans & Diagnosing Lyme Disease Clinically by Dr. Andrew Pugliese A fifteen-year-old young lady came to see me last year with quite an interesting story. Six months prior to her visit, she was at summer camp, when she developed a fever, chills, myalgia and […]

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UK Lyme disease Protest 2015

UK Lyme sufferers, friends and family members protested outside the Department of Health on 13th May 2015 to demand a change in the way Lyme disease is handled in this country. Patients want to see improvements in the diagnostic and treatment process of Lyme disease as well as recognition of […]

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Public Health England Lyme Disease Open Day March 2015

PHE conducted a very last minute open day on 25th March 2015, changing the date with less than two weeks’ notice. The few people who did manage to make it reported back from the meeting and the following document is now available giving detailed information on the event. Sadly, many […]

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Patient-Led Parliamentary Lyme Disease Conference 2015

A date has now been set for the upcoming conference in London. Lyme disease patient Demetrious Loukas has initiated this event and has released details of the conference as well as instructions on how to reserve a place. The more support, the better, for what will undoubtedly be a very important event […]

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Elaine’s awareness music single – Once Bitten Twice Shy

Elaine Griffin from Ireland has been suffering with poor health for 24 years. Here she talks about getting an eventual Lyme disease diagnosis, her fundraising and creating her awareness music single ‘Once Bitten Twice Shy’ which includes tick prevention information and a tick remover. **************************************************** Hi Everyone, My name is Elaine Griffin […]

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ILADS Conference 2014

ILADS hosted its Annual Lyme Disease Conference in Washington DC, USA on 10-12th October. Twitter was ablaze with live updates from the event which LDUK tuned into and according to @DrDanielCameron, the current president, ILADS’ membership has ‘more than doubled in past 3 years’ which is an exciting prospect for […]

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