LYME DISEASE: Gwynne MP pledges to raise awareness of disease

160906-lyme-disease-andrew-gwynne-mp-2Andrew Gwynne MP attended on event in Parliament on Tuesday 6 September to raise awareness of Lyme Disease.

Lyme Disease is a crippling tick-borne infection which can become a chronic, debilitating and disabling condition if not treated. However, Lyme Disease not currently a notifiable disease in the UK and as such the number of new cases per year is unknown, and estimates range from 3,000 to 45,000 annually, and treatment of the disease varies.

The event was attended by over 30 MPs from across the country and was held in conjunction with Lyme Disease UK.

Andrew Gwynne MP said:

“There is a real lack of awareness of the dangers which Lyme Disease presents those infected, and many GPs are not aware of how best to treat it.

“I was pleased to host this event in Parliament to highlight Lyme Disease and hope that with greater awareness of the disease and its implications those suffering with it can receive better treatment.”

The event was held in conjunction with Lyme Disease UK, a patient support network. You can find more information about them on their website, www.lymediseaseuk.com

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