Mis diagnosed as Fibromyalgia, ME/CFS, Musculoskeletal Disease,Poly Myalgia Rheumatica - significantly improved when treated for Lyme Disease.
Perhaps more aptly described as Multi-Systemic Infectious Disease Syndrome - MSIDS.
Friday, 2 September 2016
INCREASE OF TICKS IN UK - THINK! LYME DISEASE
Ticks found on 'one third' of dogs, researchers say
By Claire MarshallBBC Environment Correspondent 'Just under a third (31%) of these dogs checked at random during a visit to the vet were found to be carrying a tick' Prof Richard Wall, who led the Big Tick Project team at the University of Bristol, said: "The work that we have carried out shows that ticks are extremely widely dispersed. The records that we have got appear to show that we have had an increase in tick numbers right across the country.
Prof Wall said pet owners should be aware of the risk in woodland or areas of long grass, but urban areas were also affected.
Reacting to the new data, conservationist Chris Packham said the "good solid hard data" which was a "tremendously significant project" had revealed "some very shocking and surprising things about the distribution, the population and potential that ticks have to give diseases to our pets and ourselves".
It was surprising ticks were not just found in isolated parts of the UK, but all over the UK, he said.
Nearly one in three dogs has ticks, UK survey finds
Researchers find big increase in tick numbers across Britain, prompting fears over infections such as Lyme disease
Ticks and the diseases they carry have become a rapidly growing problem across the UK, according to the project, with the distribution of ticks estimated to have expanded by 17% across Britain in the last decade.