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    I saw this on the one show on March the 19th about Lyme disease and thought it might be of interest to most of us outdoor people.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/theonesho...s.html?page=18





    Please can you also contribute to this:
    http://petitions.number10.gov.uk/Lyme-guidelines/
    Last edited by Mitch; 26th-March-2009 at 07:20 PM.
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    Thanks for posting that - there is nothing like a video clip to help things to stick in my mind.

    Anecdotally more people are getting bitten by ticks, so I've taken to carrying tick hooks for easily removing them in my first aid kit (I think the suggestion came from this site.) I'm still hoping I never have to use them, but at least I'm prepared...

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    Everyone needs to be tick aware cases of Lyme disease are on the increase. My specialist at the infectious diseases unit informed me that he is quite alarmed by the sharp increase in Lyme disease cases.



    Remember
    • Wear light coloured clothes as its easier to spot ticks crawling about on them.
    • Tuck your trousers into your socks and wear long sleeved shirts. Wear closed shoes.
    • May, June, July and august are prime times of the year for ticks but they can be active in any mild temperature above 3.5c
    • Use a good insect repellent. Repellents containing 25-50% Deet are quite effective.
    • Walk in the centre of paths and tracks in high risk areas
    • Do not burn or squeeze the body of any attached tick. Some people advise using petroleum jelly, butter or nail polish remover, but this is not recommended as they will spit out before detaching.
    • Once you get home shake your outer clothes outside and leave them outside as ticks can survive in heated homes.
    • If you have been bitten and you experience any rashes or flu like symptoms or feel unwell seek medical advice. Any concerns at all seek medical advice.
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/theonesho...s.html?page=18
    Mitch

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