Tick bite awareness and Lyme disease prevention resources

Tick bite awareness and Lyme disease prevention

Resources for Local authorities and other stakeholders

 

Downloadable Resources:

Cobranded Posters – add your logo in space provided

Be Tick Aware Card – recommended print instructions: gloss laminated 85 x 55mm, printed colour both sides on 350gsm Silk

 

Leaflets – Recommended print instructions: 6pp DL A4 Flat, printed colour both sides, 150gsm Silk

Posters for MPs

Download a personalised electronic version of the detailed poster above here, (press CTRL+F to search for individual MP names and download relevant page of the file).  If you have any issues downloading your poster please email admin@lymediseaseuk.com with ‘MP POSTER’ in the subject line and you will be sent the correct poster file.

All files are free to download and amend with your logo. For quotes to add logos, print and distribute any of the above files, please contact Diamond Digital 020 3006 8232 and quote LDUK.

Resources for raising awareness of tick bites and Lyme disease:

Public Health England’s ‘Be tick aware’ – Toolkit for raising awareness of the potential risk posed by ticks and tick-borne disease in England

The PHE toolkit contains information about ticks and Lyme disease in the UK, posters, template tweets and do’s and don’ts of raising tick awareness.

Royal College of GPs Lyme Disease Toolkit

Lyme disease is a bacterial infection caused by the spirochaete Borrelia burgdorferi. It occurs worldwide, is increasing in incidence and is the most common vector-borne disease in the northern hemisphere. Whilst early recognition and treatment lead to resolution of the illness for many patients, late or missed diagnosis may result in persistent, debilitating symptoms.

Although Lyme disease symptoms may often be non-specific and difficult to recognise, heightened awareness amongst primary care clinicians will increase the likelihood of patients receiving early and effective treatment. Clinicians should be aware of the genuine scientific uncertainties and on-going research in relation to both diagnosis and treatment of this disease.

This toolkit is a user-friendly guide to Lyme disease for general practitioners and other health care professionals. Patients and the general public may also find it helpful.