Beware Of Walking In Ticks Prone Outdoors; You May Catch The Lyme Disease! – Market News Store

Beware Of Walking In Ticks Prone Outdoors; You May Catch The Lyme Disease!

Lyme disease, also known as Lyme borreliosis, is taking a toll over the Scottish highlands and southern England. This infectious disease is instigated by a bacterium called Borellia which spread when an infected tick bites.

Every year, around 200 people are reported to be diagnosed with Lyme disease, but the sources claim that the number could be higher than that.

Catherine Calderwood, CMO (Chief Medical Officer) of Scotland, has urged to country’s every NHS (National Health Secretary) boards and General Practitioner to be cautious about Lyme infection. She explained doctors to be attentive to the possibilities if their patients are prone to areas where ticks were present. She acknowledged that doctors found difficulty in detecting the disease in patients exhibiting imprecise symptoms like runny nose, muscle ache and tiredness.

One of the indications of Lyme disease is the infected getting a bulls-eye shaped rash. Albeit, not all infected person get one and this further complicates the diagnosis.

With imprecise symptoms and indications, physicians find difficulty in admitting that the vague symptoms indicate positive result to Lyme disease.

One of the patients, Morven-May, from the Scottish highland, Black Isle, is dealing with the infection for 9 nine years, from the time her medication started. Initially her doctors considered she was dealing with CFS (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome) and found it hard to accept she was suffering from the infection.

This bacterial infection was recorded for the 1st time during 1970s, in the United States. But the wooded and grassy regions of Scotland and southern England are seeing a rise in the disease.

People have been advised to be careful in these grassy areas and should apply insect repellent and properly cover their exposed parts before stepping out, to avoid being bitten by ticks.

If someone is bitten by a tick, the person should carefully remove it using an appropriate bug-removal tool and clean the spot with antiseptic. The person should only visit the physician in case of any symptoms showing up. The symptoms could be a rise in body temperature, feeling of sickness or head or muscle ache.

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