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.
- Lyme Disease Symptoms
- Lyme Disease Rash
- Lyme Disease Diagnosis
- Lyme Disease Treatment
- Congenital Transmission
Lyme disease exists all over Scotland. A BMJ paper reported that Scotland has a high incidence of Lyme disease with over 1/4 of the 8000 UK cases per year.
Health Protection Scotland advice is at: https://www.nhsinform.scot/healthy-living/outdoor-health/bugs-and-germs/avoiding-bugs-and-germs-outdoors