Lyme disease and the danger from tick bites is something which we’ve been communicating for almost 10 years now.
Each month we come across another news story which reminds us that the message still needs a lot more promotion. This month alone we’ve seen two important stories.
If you’re a fan of rugby you might well have seen the first one in which former England Captain Matt Dawson tells his story of what he though was simply a bite from a flea turning into a major health issue and ending in heart surgery, read more here
A second story relates to the launch in France of a ‘tick alert app’ in an attempt to map Lyme disease as it moves North through Europe
What we can say is make sure that you, your friends and all of your staff are aware of the risk, you can find more information on our earlier blog entry; https://www.outsource-safety.co.uk/safety-news/lyme-disease-and-the-risk-to-landscapers-and-construction-workers/
Background information on Lyme disease
Lyme disease, also known as Lyme borreliosis, is an infectious disease caused by bacteria of the Borrelia type which is spread by ticks. The most common sign of infection is an expanding area of redness on the skin, known as erythema migrans, that begins at the site of a tick bite about a week after it has occurred.