UK Lyme Petition

Denise Longman
Denise Longman 739 Comments
13,347 Signatures Goal: 100,000

We draw your attention to Lyme disease, or borreliosis, which is increasing in incidence dramatically across Europe and the USA.Lyme disease is a real and present danger for those working or recreating in woods, parklands or even their own back gardens. We ask that the government acts now to increase public awareness of this tick-borne infection, that better diagnostic tests are designed, that specialised treatment is developed to help the many thousands suffering from the chronic effects and that the disease be made notifiable. Every year tens of thousands of European and UK citizens contract Lyme disease and because of the difficulties with awareness and testing, many go undiagnosed and untreated. Those who receive late or inadequate treatment become partially or completely disabled, with a high cost to themselves and to society. In some cases the disease can be fatal. It is far better to tackle this problem before it gets worse; in some areas it has already reached epidemic proportions. Resources must therefore be devoted as soon as possible to improve diagnosis, treatment and public safety.


Specific demands of the petition

1: That Lyme borreliosis be made a notifiable disease, so that the true incidence becomes apparent.

2: That better methods are actively explored, to test for and diagnose both acute and chronic infections.

3: That doctors are trained in the treatment of borreliosis and other tick-borne diseases. Given the number of patients who may now be infected, we ask that special clinics are established where the diverse range of the effects of the disease can be acknowledged and treated.

4: That treatment is extended for as long as necessary, and to include the use of high dose, combination or long-term antibiotics, especially in those patients who have been ill for a long time. Even in those patients who appear to have recovered, a 5-year follow-up would be advisable to monitor the condition.

5: That medical schools and practising physicians be made aware of the research and latest knowledge in diagnosis and treatment of Lyme disease, as well as the other emerging infectious diseases carried by arthropods which may cause co-infections in patients with borreliosis.

6. That all government agencies for the Environment, Health, Sport and Tourism use their resources to make the general public in the UK aware of the potential risks from tick bites.

For background information to understand how we desperately need to get across the serious aspects of this disease, please see the web site at http://uklymepetition.atspace.com/
the web site for UK patients:www.lymediseaseuk.com

and the Facebook pages
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ask-The-Department-Of-Health-Why/268238779905572
and
LymeDiseaseUKDiscussionGroup
https://www.facebook.com/groups/481294698590907/

Worldwide Lyme Protest
https://www.facebook.com/worldwidelymeprotest


You may wish to collect signatures and post them to the address shown below* You may download a printable copyfrom thisaddress: http://www.counsellingme.com/UKLymePetition.pdf You may not be able to sign the petition from the same IP address as someone else. This is in order to prevent spammers. If there are any problems, please write to * UK LYme Petition, c/o 27, Morven Court, Aberdeen, AB11 8TW or e mail the sponsor Denise Longman


The best doctors who know most about the clinical difficulties are wwwrewww.ilads.org
For the US and Canadian over view of the situation please visit places such as www.canlyme.org, www.lymenet.org There issupport and info at www.lymediseaseaction.org.uk and the UK's friendly yahoo group is EuroLyme at http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/EuroLyme/ where over 2,300 members exchange help and info.

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Denise Longman

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  • Ute Steffen
    Ute Steffen Germany, Berlin
    Jul 23, 2017
    Jul 23, 2017
    Tochter schwer erkrankt. Die Ärzte hier ignorieren dieses bewußt.
  • Fran matthews
    Fran matthews United Kingdom, Bath
    Jul 19, 2017
    Jul 19, 2017
    Still trying to battle medical orifession to acknowledge my daughter has lyme and to treat her properly. They wont, despite her having some positive bands on the western blot. She is 19 and has been suffering for over a year with various diagnosis including ME. Just NOT good enough.
  • MMellor
    MMellor United Kingdom, Eye
    Jul 18, 2017
    Jul 18, 2017
    13yrs of Lyme, ridiculed by doctors, no support
  • Lynn Langton
    Lynn Langton United Kingdom, Carlisle
    Jul 17, 2017
    Jul 17, 2017
    My grandson aged 5 contracted Lyme disease through a tick bite. The first sign of the disease was palsy of the face and a week later Lyme Disease was diagnosed. He has since been bitten again and is currently being treated with antibiotics. There seems to be no cure for this disease once contracted. Difficult to know what long term problems may occur.
    The ticks are found in his home garden area. This is a place where he should be safe.
    There appears to be an upsurge in ticks and I believe there will be a lot of undiagnosed people out there with symptoms that could be very harmful to them without treatment.
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