Tuesday, May 10, 2016

UK Minister orders Lyme Disease review

Ministers have ordered a major review of the diagnosis, treatment and transmission of Lyme disease amid concern about a quadrupling in cases over the past decade.

Public Health minister Jane Ellison made the announcement in the Commons following growing public debate about rising numbers of cases of the condition, which can cause neurological damage and crushing fatigue.

The bacterial infection is carried by infected ticks which are usually found in woodlands.

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