Wake Up To Lyme

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May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month and every year, Lyme Disease UK runs a national Wake Up To Lyme campaign! 

Lyme disease is a bacterial infection, usually caused by the bite of an infected tick. Our campaign aims to raise awareness of how to prevent tick bites, how to safely remove ticks, and the importance of early treatment for people who become unwell, following a bite. 

Ticks can be found in every county across the UK and can be as small as poppy seeds, so can easily be missed. If you spend a lot of time outdoors or you own a pet, you may be at higher risk of being bitten.

Raising awareness of Lyme disease is of the utmost importance, as a late diagnosis or misdiagnosis can lead to serious long-term health problems, including neurological and cardiac issues.