Lyme disease: how nurses can identify it and advise patients
How to detect the tick-borne infectious disease and promote awareness among the public
- Lyme disease is caused by bites from infected ticks, which may occur in woodland areas, but also in urban parks
- It can be difficult to identify, with a wide range of symptoms, but in severe cases can cause long-term neurological and cardiac problems
- Nurses can advise people on how to mitigate the risk of developing Lyme disease and how to respond if someone has a tick bite
As warm weather and the easing of lockdown restrictions entices more people out to enjoy the countryside and city parks, the risk of individuals being affected by Lyme disease increases.
People walking, running, cycling, having picnics or working in grassy or wooded areas can...
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