Friday, 6 April 2012


At last we are having some decent coverage of Lyme Disease in the news here in the UK.

This was on BBC news this morning here and a link to some decent coverage last year which I missed here

Thank you to the Health Protection Agency for at last highlighting the dangers and supporting Tick Awareness week here 

HPA advises public to be 'tick aware' to reduce the risk of Lyme disease

Daily Mail here 

Ramblers warned of 'hidden menace' of ticks at English beauty spots as Lyme disease cases triple in a decade 

and here 

Staycationers told to beware of ticks and Lyme disease as cases in England and Wales soar

The Telegraph here 
Health Experts warn of hidden spread of Lyme Disease

Thanks to BADA UK  many more articles have been in local newspapers 

Let us hope that with more awareness more people can take proper precautions and if bitten by a tick can seek early appropriate medical help. Not everyone is aware of the sometimes poppy seed sized tick and not everyone gets the Bulls Eye rash. As symptoms can go on to develop often after a flu' like illness such as arthralgias, myalgias, arthritis, muscle weakness, phsychiatric problems, neurological problems, heart problems and be mis diagnosed as many other illnesses, Fibromyalgia, ME/CFS, Polymyalgia Rheumatica, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's, Autism, OCD, ADHD, Alzheimer's and the list goes on.

What we really need is a good in depth article from a science Journalist to tackle the problems over chronic Lyme Disease  and the denial going on that leaves so many patients struggling years without proper diagnosis or adequate treatment.

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