Lyme diseaseOverview


Lyme disease is an infection caught from the bite of an infected tick.


Lyme disease can cause a circular red rash around a tick bite and flu-like symptoms.


Lyme disease is treated with antibiotics from a GP. The sooner you start treatment, the better your chances of a full recovery.


You can reduce your risk of getting Lyme disease by covering your skin when you're outdoors, sticking to footpaths and using insect repellent.

Page last reviewed: 27/04/2018
Next review due: 27/04/2021