Ticks & Lyme Disease

A minute nymph of the Lyme Disease vectoring tick Ixodes ricinus on my armLyme disease is the most important vector-borne health problem in Europe and North America.

Although Lyme disease is relatively uncommon in the UK, the number of cases is increasing steadily. People working in or visiting mountain, moorland or woodland are at risk of being infected via tick bites and should take that risk extremely seriously.

Learn about ticks and the correct way to remove them from your skin. Also learn how to identify the first signs of Lyme Disease, and if you have them, see your doctor immediately.

LYME DISEASE ACTION The best U.K. Lyme Disease WEBSITE, created by people who got to know about it the hard way so that we don't have to.    LYME DISEASE CONFERENCE 21 July, Carlisle

ABOUT LYME DISEASE Excellent 2-page leaflet

BOOK about TICKS by George Hendry of Glen Carron, Wester Ross

[BOOK about MIDGES also by George Hendry]


Skye and Lochalsh Environment Forum would like to thank the following organisations for their support:
Scottish Natural Heritage
The European Agriculture fund for Rural Development. Europe investing in rural areas
The Highland Council
The Scottish Government
Skye & Lochalsh Environment Forum, The Old Police Station, Isleornsay, Sleat, Isle of Skye, Scotland IV43 8QR

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