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Lyme disease


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Lyme disease can cause a circular 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 chance of a full recovery.

You can reduce your chance of getting Lyme disease by covering your skin when you're outdoors, staying on footpaths and using insect repellent.

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

Page last reviewed: 05/07/2021
Next review due: 05/07/2024