A woman has had to quit her job as a call handler – after being bitten by a tick. Christine Sinclair initially thought she was showing signs of the menopause before tests showed that she actually had Lyme Disease.
Christine, 57, lives in the constant fear that people will think she’s drunk due to the symptoms of the disease. She doesn’t know exactly when the tick bit her either.
Ticks are a kind of arachnid which burrow into the skin of animals, including humans, to feed on blood. Christine has also said that she didn’t see the tick that bit her despite the common assumption that they latch on to creatures they bite, the Mirror reports.