Lyme disease: Symptoms, treatment – and helping patients avoid it
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Lyme disease: Symptoms, treatment – and helping patients avoid it

Erin Dean Health journalist

The condition is spread via tick bites, but can be difficult to diagnose. Find out about common symptoms, including the bullseye rash, and advising on prevention

As warm weather entices more people out to enjoy the countryside, the risk of them being affected by Lyme disease increases. People walking, running, cycling, picnicking or working in grassy and wooded areas can be exposed to the potentially serious tick-borne infectious condition.

Nursing Standard. 37, 8, 14-17. doi: 10.7748/ns.37.8.14.s11

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