LDA questions the role of deer in the spread of Lyme disease

Today, the BBC reported on a new study suggesting that a large deer cull would bring a number of environmental benefits (read article). However, the overall role of deer in Lyme disease is unclear, says charity Lyme Disease Action. Lyme disease is an infectious disease transmitted to humans by the bite of an infected tick [...]

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Get your tick facts straight as BADA’s Tick Bite Prevention Week looms

With Tick Bite Prevention Week[1](24-30 March) – organised and funded by charity BADA-UK – on the horizon, UK-registered charity Lyme Disease Action rules out some of the common myths and misconceptions surrounding tick-borne Lyme disease. Do ticks exist in central London and other cities? Surely I have to be somewhere rural to be at risk? Lyme disease [...]

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Walk tick-aware, advice from Lyme Disease Action

Walk tick-aware, advice from Lyme Disease Action – Take steps to avoid ticks whilst walking this year Walking – a resolution for 2013 or an ongoing interest? Either way, spare a thought for ticks as you don walking boots and traipse the countryside this year. From city strolls – complete with picnic in the park [...]

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Research Priority Survey Launches

UK-registered charity Lyme Disease Action has launched a second survey, the next step in finding out what we do and don’t know about the treatment and diagnosis of often-misdiagnosed Lyme disease. Funded by the National Institute for Health Research, the James Lind Alliance has been working with the charity Lyme Disease Action to document the [...]

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Watch out for ticks in these green and pleasant lands

- A warning from charity Lyme Disease Action to all country sports fans With the shooting season almost fully underway in the UK, country sports enthusiasts up and down the country will be getting ready to enjoy the great outdoors. Whatever the activity – be it shooting, fishing or riding – sporting aficionados are likely to [...]

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Invitation to attend LDA conference July 21st

UK charity Lyme Disease Action  invites you to attend the 2012 Tick Borne Diseases Conference in Carlisle on July 21st 2012. Why should you attend? Lyme disease is little-known about amongst consumers or the medical profession, yet is prevalent in many areas of the UK – from countryside to urban parks and gardens. Difficult to [...]

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Long lead summer release

Staying put for summer doesn’t always mean you’ll stay safe – Charity Lyme Disease Action warns UK holidaymakers to be aware of ticks this summer Even if you’re neither patriotic nor sporty, many of us will be tempted to spend parts of the summer in the UK, joining in with Diamond Jubilee celebrations and Olympic [...]

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Be tick aware, even in England

If you’ve chosen to holiday in England, you may think you’re safe from unpleasant creepy crawlies. Without wanting to put you off enjoying everything our great nation has to offer, tick numbers are rising in the UK…and so should your awareness. Charity Lyme Disease Action advises on ways to stay safe and avoid tick-borne Lyme disease. [...]

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A green fingered tick warning

Whether you’re tidying up the garden before winter kicks in, or sorting it out ready for spring, keep an eye out for ticks which, if infected, can cause Lyme disease.  You don’t need a sprawling rural garden to be at risk of Lyme disease, as ticks – tiny blood-sucking parasites (the size of a full [...]

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Statement by LDA Chair

Statement by LDA’s chair, Stella Huyshe-Shires – 10 September 2011 Recording on YouTube. Text for those who would rather read: We are all disappointed that the HPA will not be providing the expected speaker for our conference this coming week. I’m afraid that at Lyme Disease Action we find it inexplicable that an organisation which [...]

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