New educational video from Dr Eoin Healy

LDUK would like to say a huge thanks to Dr Eoin Healy, Research Associate at University College Cork (now retired), who has put together another informative video! Dr Healy urges people to be aware of the importance of wearing light and bright coloured clothes to help improve visibility of ticks […]

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Lyme Disease Awareness Month 2024 – how to take part

May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month and every year, Lyme Disease UK runs a national Wake Up To Lyme campaign!  Lyme disease is a bacterial infection, usually caused by the bite of an infected tick. Our campaign aims to raise awareness of how to prevent tick bites, how to safely […]

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Light Up For Lyme 2024

Every May, a variety of buildings and landmarks recognise Lyme Disease Awareness Month by lighting up in green.  Thank you to all our 2024 venues and landmarks! Thank you to everyone who has helped make the following light ups possible this year. From our patient community who have suggested landmarks […]

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LDUK Presents To Scottish Woodlands’ Health & Safety Committee

Following our recent announcement that Scottish Woodlands has chosen us as their charity of the year, we were thrilled to be invited last month to present to their health and safety committee! Our Press and Community Outreach Manager, Julia Knight, provided the team with an overview of Lyme disease, and […]

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Information For School Nurses

Lyme disease is a bacterial infection caused by the spirochete, Borrelia burgdorferi. The infection can spread to humans via the bite of an infected tick. Ticks are most active in early spring and summer but with UK winters becoming warmer and wetter, ticks appear to be active in some parts […]

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Wake Up To Lyme Campaign For Schools

Thank you for your interest in our annual ‘Wake Up To Lyme’ campaign for schools! May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month, and our campaign aims to raise awareness of how to prevent tick bites and what you should do if you’re bitten. We would be delighted if your school would […]

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Discounted Tick Repellent And Removers For Schools

We are delighted to offer a discount on tick repellent and tick removers for schools. One of the most effective ways to prevent tick bites is by applying a repellent. Our campaign partner for 2023 is Botanic Protect, which is a specialist repellent brand dedicated to tick prevention. We would […]

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Raising awareness of tick bite prevention at the Forest School Association

Lyme Disease UK’s Press and Community Outreach manager, Julia Knight, was delighted to be invited by the Forest School Association to present a #WakeUpToLyme awareness talk on 19 October! The talk was held in conjunction with Suzanne Higginson from tick repellent company, Botanic Protect: our current campaign partner. It was a great […]

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