|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
|Children & young people||
Awareness Packs for Schools and Children (Lyme Diisease UK)
Watch out! Ticks about! (Lyme Disease UK)
|Online resources||Lyme disease (NHS Choices)
Lyme disease (Facial Palsy UK)
UK Tick Threat Map (The Big Tick Project)
|News and events||Lyme disease like 'waking with a hangover' every day (BBC Wales, January 2020)
"A dangerous 'miracle' solution" (Lyme Disease Action, October 2018)
"Ignorance of tick-borne Lyme disease 'costing lives'" (BBC News, May 2013)
|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. This includes copies of the Lyme Disease Association's pamphlet "Ticks and Lyme Disease".|