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Lyme disease: what should nurses be looking out for?

Our podcast guest Nick Beeching explains all you need to know about spotting and treating the condition, which results from the bite of an infected tick

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With days getting longer and people spending more time outdoors, the risk of contracting Lyme disease from infected ticks is increasing.

The latest episode of the Nursing Standard podcast explores what nurses need to know about the condition.


Identifying and treating Lyme disease

Our podcast guest is Nick Beeching, professor of tropical and infectious diseases at Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine.

He talks to health journalist Erin Dean about who is at highest risk, how to spot a potential Lyme disease infection, and what treatment should be given.

Professor Beeching also discusses why there is some controversy around Lyme disease, such as people seeking tests for the condition abroad.

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