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Monday, 18 July 2016

Lyme Disease

The sun is out, the sky is blue... even more of a reason to go yomping in to the wilds, or Ashton Court if you're shorter on time. For those of you that already walk there, you cannot have missed the many warning signs, especially on gates entering the brackeny dear park, about the presence of ticks and Lyme Disease. I saw a tick just the other day and was surprised at how tiny it was, so you do need to check really thoroughly after your walk, and get a friend to help check the places you can't see yourself! Check your dogs too. Long sleeves and long trousers tucked in to socks are the best attire. There is a lot of useful info in this NHS link, so enjoy your walk, but just be vigilant when walking anywhere where ticks might be lying in wait!

http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Lyme-disease/Pages/Introduction.aspx

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