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What is Lyme disease and what are the symptoms of the rapidly increasing illness? ITV report (UK)

Discussion in 'Infections: Lyme, Candida, EBV ...' started by MeSci, Aug 1, 2019.

  1. MeSci

    MeSci Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    The number of Britons diagnosed with Lyme disease could be three times higher than previously thought, new research has found.

    Up to 8,000 people a year in the UK may suffer from the disease, which can lead to severe joint and nerve problems.

    Analysis of medical records found the number of cases has "increased rapidly", finding a 10-fold increase in the number of reported cases which have soared from 60 to 595 in an 11 year period starting in 2001.

    Researchers found 4,083 cases of Lyme disease were detected among 4,025 patients, 56 of whom appeared to have been infected more than once.

    More at https://www.itv.com/news/2019-07-31...e-cases-may-be-three-times-official-estimate/
     
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    Sly Saint Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    duncan Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Maybe. I would not underestimate the impact levied by news of the new IDSA Lyme Guidelines draft release in the US. Most UK Lyme strategy, at least historically from circa 1990, has been deeply influenced by its US counterparts.
     
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    They seemed to be starting to take it a bit more seriously last year when public health England actually published a public information leaflet.
     

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