About Lyme Disease

Lyme disease, also known as Lyme borreliosis, is an infection caused by the bacteria Borrelia. It is usually transmitted to humans via the bite of an infected tick; however, transplacental transmission at childbirth has also been documented. The disease is multisystemic and the affected organs are the skin, nervous system, eyes, heart and joints.

Health Protection Scotland advice is at: https://www.nhsinform.scot/healthy-living/outdoor-health/bugs-and-germs/avoiding-bugs-and-germs-outdoors