COVID-19 v Lyme disease

You’ve been outside in your garden, or neighbouring park or countryside, perhaps spending a lunch break sitting on the grass. You don’t feel at all well. You think of COVID-19, and check the NHS website. Not conclusive. What else might it be? Try to avoid contact with others, as recommended, but if it doesn’t go […]

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Lessons to learn

Here is a very interesting case study amongst those recently added to our reference library. A young boy in Ukraine had a tick bite and was treated with doxycycline for 4 days “to prevent development of Lyme borreliosis”. 3 months later he had arthritis in one knee, but he had recently fallen so that was […]

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A new antibiotic?

A new antibiotic, found in soil, may be useful in treatment of Lyme disease, though more research is needed. Several interesting points came out of the recently published paper. Does this work in humans, as it seems to work in mice? Will it leave a patient’s beneficial gut bacteria untouched? Does protection of the gut […]

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Our first webinar

We have taken the decision to move into the Webinar Age, rather than just sending you another newsletter. This way you can hear directly from us and from others who are doing the work on which our Lyme disease progress (such as it is) depends. Our first webinar is to give you an update on […]

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What a clinic can do

This balanced report from the USA Lifespan Lyme Disease Clinic (LDC) has a description of difficulties faced by Lyme disease patients that many in the UK will recognise. The authors have looked back at records of patients who attended the clinic during 2018. It is fairly clear that most of the patients studied had come […]

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Babesiosis in the UK

On July 31st 2020 Public Health England (PHE) confirmed what they say is the “first case of a babesiosis in England”. Babesiosis is a well known, important animal disease, but this is the first officially reported case in England, though not the first in the UK. What is Babesia? Babesia is a protozoan parasite, like […]

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MyRideLondon

This is free to enter and you don’t have to be a serious cyclist. In fact, you don’t have to be a cyclist at all – you can use any self propelled wheels that you want! Visit myridelondon.co.uk to register and choose your distance: Free cycle – any distance you choose 19 miles 46 miles […]

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LDA Newsletter

For those who are not on our mailing list, our May newsletter is available on the website. We discuss – what we are doing; what’s happening in the UK; what’s happening elsewhere. It won’t surprise anyone that Covid-19 is having an effect on all Lyme disease related activity; except the ticks, that is, which are […]

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Covid-19

We do not know whether having Lyme disease increases the risk of more serious Covid-19. Several chronic diseases and chronic neurological conditions are thought to put people more at risk but there is no information on Lyme disease, or other relatively rare conditions. If you have Lyme disease or think you may still have Lyme […]

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NorthTick project newsletter

The following is the first newsletter from the NorthTick project, sent to the supporting patient organisations, of which LDA is one. NorthTick Newsletter First and foremost a big thanks to all the organizations that have supported the NorthTick project by signing the Letter of Support. NorthTick is a project co-funded by the European Union through […]

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