Lyme disease and coronavirus – beware of ticks during lockdown exercise – Newbury Weekly News Group

ANGELA KNIGHT

 

DURING lockdown people are being encouraged to take daily exercise by getting out into their gardens or going on long walks, but it is also tick season and, as May is Lyme disease awareness month, here is a timely reminder to take precautions against being bitten.

Lyme sufferer Angela Knight is urging the public to “please take care not to pick up any unwanted hitchhikers”.

Shalbourne resident Ms Knight knows firsthand the debilitating effects of Lyme having contracted the disease herself more than 20 years ago. She was not treated early and her symptoms have persisted for years.

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