Name Lyme Disease
Related to/Also known as Borreliosis
Symptoms of Lyme Disease

Lyme Disease is an infectious disease caused by the bacterium Borrelia Burgdorferi. The disease is transmitted to humans by the bite of an infected tick.

If left untreated it can affect the skin, heart, nervous system and joints.

Useful national contacts Lyme Disease Action
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Online resources Lyme disease (NHS Choices)
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Lyme disease (Facial Palsy UK)
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UK Tick Threat Map (The Big Tick Project)
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News and events "Ignorance of tick-borne Lyme disease 'costing lives'" (BBC News, May 2013)
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Our resources The library at The Brain Charity has a range of resources on Lyme Disease and on a wide range of disability-related issues.